Originally opposed by in-state elites, California's nonpartisan redistricting reform is catching on…
Originally opposed by in-state elites, California's nonpartisan redistricting reform is catching on elsewhere.
California's politician-free redistricting taking hold in other states
California’s 2008 effort to take the politics out of redistricting is the hit of the land. On election day, voters in four states — Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and Utah — decided they wanted to be more like the Golden State, passing ballot measures to cut legislators out of the very political business of drawing the lines for their districts after the 2020 census. In May, Ohio voters overwhelmingly backed a measure requiring bipartisan support when making the lines for House seats. “For years, redistricting fell beneath the radar, but now it’s one of the hottest and sexiest topics in politics,” said David Daley, a senior fellow with FairVote, a nonpartisan election reform group.