New Rose Institute Study Analyzes Redistricting Across United States
Today the Rose Institute released â€œRedistricting in America: A State-by-State Analysis.â€ “Redistricting in America” provides a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of legislative and congressional redistricting systems in each of the 50 states. â€œRedistricting in Americaâ€ offers a behind-the-scenes look at the complex and ever-changing world of redistricting. The report shows where Californiaâ€™s Citizens Redistricting Commission fits into the American redistricting scene, and concludes that California’s new Citizen’s Redistricting Commission offers the most independent process found anywhere in the country.
Institute Fellow Douglas Johnson said “In 2000, Arizona created the most independent commission in the country at the time. California’s new commission takes another step forward: for the first time, the legislature has no ability to name a commission member or to amend the commission’s plan. The Citizen Redistricting Commission will mean California voters will be able pick their representatives, instead of the other way around.”
The report, which for the first time identifies the country’s regional trends in redistricting reform, is available as both a written report and as interactive online map.