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Ohio Voters Approve State Legislative Redistricting Reform

Michael Thorning / Blog November 4, 2015

Ohio voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure aimed at making redistricting a more inclusive, bipartisan process.

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Bipartisan Redistricting Takes a Big Step Forward in Ohio

Matthew Weil / Blog December 15, 2014

There is too much distrust of the electoral system and many reasons to account for why. But one of the causes we have heard more about than any other is the way in which legislative districts are drawn.

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Making Ohio’s Electoral System a National Model

Governance / December 10, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

Over the next two years, Ohio will again engage in debates about redistricting reform, early voting, voter registration and provisional ballots.

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How to fix the American political system from within

Governance / News November 8, 2014

Olympia Snowe is no quitter. The former Republican U.S. senator from Maine, known as much for her pragmatic grace as her stiff backbone, disappointed many when she decided in 2012 not to run for a fourth term. Her political moderation…

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Modest steps can help fix Congress, says Jason Grumet

Governance / News November 4, 2014

We live in a closely divided, ideologically sorted, and politically polarized nation. Despite these deep-seated differences, there is one view shared by nearly all Americans: “Congress isn’t working.” Many believe the dysfunction is structural – even permanent – and fear…

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A National Conversation on Electoral Reform

Governance / October 15, 2013 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

The event convened current and former elected officials and election experts for a town hall meeting and panel discussion exploring issues related to elections such as redistricting, primary reform, and resolving disputed elections.

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Bipartisan Policy Center to Release New Redistricting Report and Hold Timely Discussion on Top Congressional Races

Governance / Press Release October 24, 2012

This event was postponed due to weather conditions and has been rescheduled for Monday, November 5, 2012. Washington, D.C. – As part of its 2012 Election Series, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will release a new report on the issue of…

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Bipartisan Policy Center to Host Policy Discussion on Redistricting Reform Ahead of 2012 Elections

Governance / Press Release December 7, 2011

Washington, D.C. – With the Iowa caucuses just weeks away, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will host a policy discussion – Redistricting Reform: Drawing the Maps One Rorschach Test at a Time – this Friday, December 9, 2011, from 12:00-1:30PM….

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George Mitchell: Partisan gridlock now worst ever

Governance / News November 16, 2011

“Never in American history has Congress been popular” with the American public, Mitchell said, but the current level of public unhappiness with lawmakers is unprecedented. Mitchell said redistricting of Congress has, over the years, made very few House seats competitive….

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Ohio’s Redistricting Fight in the Foreground Ahead of 2012

John C. Fortier / Blog October 21, 2011

The redistricting cycle is well underway.  Some states have completed their new maps.  Others are in the middle of the process.  A few states won’t start the process until 2012.  In many places, redistricting is complete, but there is a…

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