1. The Census: Prison Gerrymandering & Undercounting Returning Citizens

    Similar to the three-fifths compromise, there are historical roots for voting districts favoring rural populations, which were increasingly white, that were politically motivated. Once there were more residents in cities, district boundaries were not re-drawn, effectively giving people in rural areas more districts per voter than their urban counterparts had. The one person, one vote […]

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  2. The Census: The Three-Fifths Compromise

    Our Constitution, often referred to as the supreme law of these United States of America, memorializes the debates of our founding fathers around the guiding principles, policies around governing, leadership, and basic citizen’s rights. The Constitution also details the distribution of seats in the House of Representatives. Article 1, Section 2 of the United States […]

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