Redistricting

Census delay could affect 2021 redistricting

BY: - April 21, 2020

If Congress approves the U.S. Census Bureau’s request to delay the upcoming Census due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it could take longer for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to craft the next iteration of the state’s legislative and congressional maps.

COVID-19 threatens the census. At stake: money, political power

BY: - March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make the census count even more difficult than usual, which could exacerbate the inequitable distribution of resources in Arizona and other states

Arizona is projected to gain a seat in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge deal

BY: - January 15, 2020

Arizona is projected to gain a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show – a change that would increase the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to more money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities.

COMMENTARY

Nothing’s certain, but Arizona likely to gain 10th congressional district

BY: - December 31, 2019

Arizona has gained an additional congressional district every decade since 1960. The state even gained two districts, going from six to eight, after the 2000 U.S. Census. Will Arizona gain its 10th district when the 2020 Census results are tabulated? We won’t know for sure until January 2021, but the trend looks promising. Every December, […]

Judge lifts confidentiality order on Arizona redistricting documents from GOP operative

BY: - November 7, 2019

A judge in North Carolina lifted a confidentiality order on a trove of digital files from a deceased Republican strategist that includes thousands of documents pertaining to the last round of redistricting in Arizona. So far, there are no plans to make them public. It is unclear exactly what information the documents contain.  Judge Vince […]