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Idaho Redistricting: No Big Changes Yet

by Jacob Rubashkin December 22, 2021 · 10:11 AM EST

Idaho was the second-fastest growing state between 2010 and 2020, but the Gem State’s 17-percent growth rate was not quite enough to secure it an additional congressional district.

That meant Idaho’s independent redistricting commission had a relatively straightforward task: adjust the two…

2022 House Ratings (December 22, 2021)

December 22, 2021 · 10:10 AM EST

Wisconsin Senate: Decisions, Decisions

by Jacob Rubashkin December 16, 2021 · 2:30 PM EST

Of all of the Republican senators running for re-election in 2022, perhaps none inspire more enmity from Democrats than Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

The laundry list of complaints runs long, back to 2010 when Johnson dethroned liberal lion Russ Feingold, derailing the Democrat’s presidential…

Ohio Redistricting: Process Serves GOP

by Jacob Rubashkin December 16, 2021 · 2:29 PM EST

A new process led to the same old result as Republicans maximized their control of redistricting in Ohio. 

In 2018, Ohio voters approved a ballot initiative that overhauled the state’s redistricting process with the ostensible goal of producing fairer congressional and state legislative maps. The…

Report Shorts (December 16, 2021)

December 16, 2021 · 2:28 PM EST

California’s 22nd District
Even before California’s new congressional map has been finalized by the state’s redistricting commission, GOP Rep. Devin Nunes announced he is resigning at the end of the year to become CEO of the new Trump Media & Technology Group. Nunes was in position to become…

2022 House Ratings (December 16, 2021)

December 16, 2021 · 2:25 PM EST

The Problem with our Politics is not Partisanship

by Nathan L. Gonzales December 8, 2021 · 9:02 AM EST

Our political system is broken. Partisanship, however, is not to blame. It’s the personalization. 

In the current political environment, it’s not enough to disagree with a political foe about policy. You have to discredit, demonize and destroy that person as a human being. 

Arizona Republican…

Georgia Senate: Between the Parties

by Jacob Rubashkin December 3, 2021 · 2:30 PM EST

Republicans need a net gain of just one seat to take back control of the U.S. Senate and, on paper, Georgia appears the likeliest candidate to deliver the majority back to the GOP.

All of Republicans’ pickup opportunities are in states Joe Biden carried in 2020, but Georgia was the narrowest of…

Nevada Redistricting: Democrats Go Gambling

by Jacob Rubashkin December 3, 2021 · 2:29 PM EST

On Nov. 16, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed his state’s new congressional maps into law. The map was drawn and passed by the Democratic-controlled state legislature and signed by Sisolak, also a Democrat, the same day.

In the 10 years Nevada has had four congressional districts, Republicans have…