January 17, 2013 -
In 2012, 41 percent of Southern voters chose a Democrat for Congress. But this month, less than a third of U.S. Representatives from the South will be Democrats. Welcome to the world of gerrymandering, Southern-style.
December 21, 2012 -
The GOP control of the House came despite more votes for Democrats. How did that happen? Republicans used dark money to control redistricting in many states, as the experience of North Carolina illustrates.
November 30, 2012 -
In the wake of the latest election, the number of state legislatures under one-party control is at a historic high -- and half have partisan supermajorities. What does this mean for the future of politics nationally?
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.