August Round-up: 4 Must-Read Articles

Want to make sure you don’t miss the month’s best opinion pieces, deep dives, and analysis? Here’s your monthly round-up of must-read articles on voting rights from around the web:

  1. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity “is a sham and a scam,” writes The New York Times’ Editorial Board. The Commission intends to “push through policies and practices that make registration and voting harder, if not impossible, for certain groups of people who tend to vote Democratic.”
  2. Trump’s Election Integrity Commission hides behind unreliable studies to justify its crusade, according to the Economist. One study used a “grand total of 37 respondents to come up with the figure of more than 18,000 non-citizen voters.”

    Want more? Get the story behind the Trump Administration’s false claims.

  3. Gerrymandering is crucial to the GOP’s hold on the House. According to the New York Times, “Most of the political-science-based estimates suggested that gerrymandering cost the Democrats a net of 7 to 12 seats in 2012…potentially a very significant number.”

    Want more?  Read FiveThirtyEight’s analysis of the “historic[ally]” GOP biased Congressional map.

  4. Take a look at the Washington Post’s overview of how other countries approach redistricting. Different approaches could help to minimize partisan gerrymandering in the United States.

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