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GOP Politicians Continue to Push Forward Partisan Gerrymandering Efforts and Undermine Faith in our Elections

Sep 24, 2021

This week, Republican-led legislatures continued to discard people’s right to fair representation and pushed forward with drawing partisan, gerrymandered maps to ensure they have the voters that they and their political allies want in their districts. Meanwhile, Arizona finished its sham review of the 2020 election and Texas began their own fake review, because Donald Trump told them to, specifically targeting counties with large Black, brown, and Asian communities.

As Republican politicians continue to undermine faith in our elections and work to rig new redistricting maps in their favor while taking away free and fair representation from voters, it becomes even more important for the Senate to quickly pass the Freedom to Vote Act, which would end partisan gerrymandering, set standards for post-election audits, and ensure that voters are choosing their representatives, not the other way around.

See below for highlights of how Republican politicians undermine trust in our democracy and are working to protect themselves and their political allies through gerrymandering: