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In Legal Terms: Gerrymandering 2021

Is it just too much of a temptation to draw the voting boundaries so that your party benefits? What’s that called? – oh, yes – gerrymandering. We’ve had the 2020 census, now is it time to redraw some districts? We’ll learn with University of Mississippi School of Law Professor Hans Sinha.  https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/hans-p-sinha/


Further reading:

https://gerrymander.princeton.edu/info/

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/state-redistricting-litigation


2020 Census shows Mississippi 1 of 3 states to lose population _ With those numbers, Mississippi will retain four congressional seats in the U.S. House of Representative. The Magnolia State has had four U.S. House seats for 20 years now, since the 2000 Census caused Mississippi to lose a seat. https://www.djournal.com/news/state-news/2020-census-shows-mississippi-1-of-3-states-to-lose-population/article_4622c083-2805-568f-944d-1a5a900f5365.html


According to a recent report: Redistricting – The Fight For Fair Maps In Mississippi put out by ACLU Mississippi in August of 2021, the current legislative lines maximize the number of districts with White populations while heavily concentrate Black voters into certain districts, effectively bleeding surrounding districts of Black voters.  https://www.aclu-ms.org/en/publications/redistricting-report-2021


Senate special elections 11/02/2021: District 32: between Meridian and Louisville, District 38: the most west and south of the state. House special elections: District 29: north and west of Cleveland. https://yallpolitics.com/2021/10/28/special-elections-in-mississippi-coming-up-tuesday-november-2nd/

Hinds County sheriff, Hinds County District 5 constable and Hinds County District 1 county court judge https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/10/21/sheriff-constable-judge-ballot-nov-2-hinds-county-election/8466438002/

DeSoto County: There are three races on the November 2, 2021 Ballot: Justice Court Judge - District 1, Election Commissioner - District 2, Election Commissioner - District 3

Marion county: Special Election for  - Election Commissioner,  and General Election for School Board Trustee https://www.circuitclerkmarioncountyms.com/elections.html


Calls:

  • how to solve Gerrymandering?
  • population's desires not reflected by representatives
  • medical marijuana
  • polling places
  • federal approval of voting
  • amendment
  • overturned redistricting
  • what's best?


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