The League of Women Voters has long pushed for fair districting in elections.
The League of Women Voters believes responsibility for redistricting preferably should be vested in an independent special commission, with membership that reflects the diversity of the unit of government, including citizens at large, representatives of public interest groups, and members of minority groups.
- June 2016
Local News Coverage about Utah's Redistricting Effort:
A Letter to the Editor about the importance of an independent commission:
To Learn More about partisan redistricting, here are some further resources:
For a basic discussion about the redistricting process:
NYT editorial on Redistricting Bingo:
Extreme partisan maps account for 16-17 GOP seats:
Courts around the nation are taking up the issue of redistricting.
Read what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says about the pending case:
Read about the state of redistricting litigation throughout the nation - a Brennan Center report:
The U.S. Supreme Court has left intact a lower court ruling in a North Carolina case:
And the Supreme Court will consider an appeal from a decision in Wisconsin that may have found that holy grail. The case, Gill v. Whitford, No. 16-1161, arrives at the court in the wake of a wave of Republican victories in state legislatures that allowed lawmakers to draw election maps favoring their party.
Read the League's effort to come to concurrence on redistricting:
And read about what's happening with other Leagues around the nation:
A brief presentation with map on redistricting from 2009, just before the last state lines were redrawn:
News reports on redistricting:
http://wapo.st/2rn9ZFs (How GOP gerrymandering is protecting Trump)
http://bit.ly/2rAEapH (Republicans move redistricting behind closed doors)
What Utahns think about redistricting:
http://bit.ly/2r1G4mn (The road back to functional government)
A review of David Daley's book, Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal American's Democracy can be found at:
American Democracy Betrayed
A PowerPoint presentation focusing on the legal background of partisan gerrymandering and the Wisconsin case to be heard during the next term of the U.S. Supreme Court is found at:
For Utah specific information on elections and redistricting in 2011 see:
Another site for redistricing information can be at the National Association of State Legislatures