– Data Covid-19 USA – A citizen ballot initiative took redistricting out of the hands of partisan legislators. The result: competitive political districts — and an example of how to push back against hyperpartisanship.
– Data Covid-19 USA – State-level races are becoming a central focus of American politics as the lasting effects of new congressional maps and election laws raise the stakes.
Democrats were once able to count on wave elections to win back key statehouses. Republican gerrymandering is making that all but impossible.
Mr. Sweeney, the second most powerful lawmaker in New Jersey and a Democrat, lost his bid for re-election against Edward Durr, a driver for a furniture chain.
Republicans hope that concerns about critical race theory can help them in the midterm elections. The issue has torn apart one Wisconsin suburb.