News

  • ICYMI: DTL in the news and the 'empire' strikes back

    Chris Satullo | January 2nd, 2019

    In several state capitols, elected officials continue to try to thwart or undo redistricting reforms that voters just approved.

    The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City | Image Credit: Associated Press
  • ICYMI: Bipartisan ire foils N.J. Dems' gerrymandering scheme

    Chris Satullo | December 18th, 2018

    A grassroots uprising by both red and blue sources made Trenton power brokers back off a distinctly partisan redistricting "reform."

    The New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton
  • Maps are in; judges now begin weighing which ones are the best

    Chris Satullo | December 15th, 2018

    Image Credit: DTL Staff
  • The Mapper's Tale: Eric Stahl of Washington, D.C.

    Chris Satullo | December 13th, 2018

    When Eric Stahl of Washington, D.C., sat down with DistrictBuilder to create his DTL map, he already knew a bunch about redistricting. But he still faced some surprisingly hard choices as he tried to craft a map that favored the compactness goal.

    Eric Stahl
  • ICYMI: That didn't take long; partisan squabbling over new redistricting panel begins

    Chris Satullo | December 5th, 2018

    Last Wednesday, Gov. Wolf named David Thornburgh, CEO of the Committee of Seventy and leader of Draw the Lines PA, to head a new advisory panel tasked with suggesting redistricting reforms. The commission is already caught in a partisan crossfire, as Republican leaders take aim.

    Photo: David Thornburgh
    David Thornburgh | Image Credit: DTL Staff
  • The Mappers' Tale: The Waxenberg Family of Lords Valley

    Chris Satullo | December 3rd, 2018

    Michael Waxenberg of Pike County got really interested in gerrymandering during the Pennsylvania court case last winter. He was the head geek in his family, but when he enlisted his daughters to help do a Draw the Lines map, one of them asked the genius question that showed the Waxenbergs the path to their map.

    Michael Waxenberg (upper right) and his family with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (upper left) | Image Credit: Michael Waxenberg
  • DTL's Thornburgh to head governor's new redistricting reform panel

    Chris Satullo | November 29th, 2018

    David Thornburgh will chair panel on redistricting reform.

    Photo: David Thornburgh
    David Thornburgh | Image Credit: DTL Staff