November 7, 2012 -
Republicans won control of the Arkansas Senate and House for the first time since Reconstruction, while strengthening control in many other Southern statehouses. The "Solid South" is increasingly looking solid red.
October 25, 2012 -
A new study finds that North Carolina has some of the strangest-shaped congressional districts in the nation -- part of a trend that experts say has led to the disappearance of political moderates.
September 6, 2012 -
In Charlotte, N.C. for the Democratic National Convention, Facing South's Chris Kromm talked with Democracy Now! about how the region's black and Latino voters may hold the key to nation's political future.
February 9, 2012 -
So far six Democratic lawmakers have announced they will not seek re-election to the legislature in the wake of Republican-controlled redistricting -- all of them women. It's part of a larger pattern of policies hostile to women's interests coming out of Raleigh.
January 23, 2012 -
Last week's ruling that federal judges in Texas overstepped their bounds in drawing a minority-friendly set of interim maps for the 2012 elections was interpreted by some as a win for Republicans -- but it's not so clear that's the case.
January 10, 2012 -
The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a Texas redistricting case that could have major implications for minority voters -- and for which party controls Congress after this year's elections.
November 29, 2011 -
In two of the country's biggest and most influential political states, battles over how communities will be represented in new state and Congressional districts have escalated -- and may not be resolved in time for next year's primaries.
November 17, 2011 -
In the ongoing wars over immigration and redistricting, Louisiana filed a lawsuit this week which challenges the very idea of counting undocumented residents as "persons" in drawing up Congressional maps.