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July 7th, 2018, 12:00pm by Sam Wang

We are engaged in nonpartisan analysis to help understand the causes of partisan gerrymandering, and develop tools to fix it through court action and through citizen-led reform efforts. Our amicus brief in one of this year’s Supreme Court cases was cited by the Court in their decision in Gill v. Whitford. To learn more about that analysis, which can be applied on a state-by-state basis, watch our great explainer video. For a deep dive into why partisan gerrymandering has soared, see our piece in The American Prospect.

The likelihood that the Supreme Court will put national limits on partisan gerrymandering appears dim. Therefore we’re now taking the analysis to a local level. State supreme courts, citizen initiatives, and new laws can prevent or cure the offense in ways that are specific to a state’s individual circumstances. Understanding the connection between proposed laws and actual outcomes will require careful analysis and a major data-gathering effort.

If you are interested in supporting this research project, you can make a gift onlineIMPORTANT: In the special instructions field, paste the following: “S. Wang research on gerrymandering (PN0019) Account 24400-B0996-FA508”. Thank you!

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