On The Trail: Census data kicks off the biggest redistricting fight in American history

April 26, 2021

Reid Wilson, The Hill

“The first data from the 2020 U.S. census released Monday kicks off a new phase in perhaps the most consequential political battle of the next decade as Republicans and Democrats get to work drawing legislative and congressional district maps that will help determine which side holds power.”

“‘You’re seeing that people are fleeing the Northeast and they’re now leaving California and they’re going to low-tax red states,’ said Adam Kincaid, executive director of the National Republican Redistricting Trust, an outside group that will coordinate GOP efforts to draw favorable maps.”

“Republicans hold complete control of the redistricting process in 19 states that will send a combined 184 members to Congress. Democrats own complete control of the process in just eight states that send 75 members to Congress.”

“The redistricting process that will take place in the next year will be the most watched, and probably the most litigated, in American history.”

Read the full article on The Hill.