Redistricting Battles Heat Up as Democrats Play Gerrymander Hardball and the House Hangs in the Balance

Redistricting Battles Heat Up as Democrats Play Gerrymander Hardball and the House Hangs in the Balance


Redistricting battles in state legislatures across the country have heated up over the past few months, and control of the U.S. House of Representatives after the 2022 midterm elections hangs in the balance.

The Constitution requires state legislatures to redraw the boundaries for congressional and state legislative districts after the results of the U.S. Census, conducted every ten years, are released.

The release of the 2020 Census has already resulted in a reshuffling of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. One state — Texas  – has gained two seats, five states — Florida, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon — have gained one seat, and seven states — California, Ohio, New York, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia — have

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