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SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

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Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

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Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

Slay the Dragon Logo

SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

GET CAUGHT UP

Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

us map

Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

Mississippi

Process

Mississippi's state legislative and congressional lines are drawn by the Legislature by ordinary statute, and are subject to the Governor's veto. The Legislature can override vetoes with a two-thirds vote in each chamber. If the Legislature fails to adopt a state legislative map, the task falls to a partisan backup commission currently controlled by Republicans.

In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, Mississippi law requires that state legislative l districts be compact, contiguous, and preserve political subdivisions. Mississippi law requires that congressional districts be compact, contiguous, preserve political subdivisions, and preserve communities of interest.

Issues

  • Because of the substantial black population, Mississippi is at risk of racial gerrymandering to reduce their representation.

  • Mississippi has a ballot initiative process.

  • The governorship remained in Republican control in 2019, resulting in continued single-party control over redistricting. In addition, the state Senate is now a Republican supermajority.

  • A Voting Rights Act Section 2 case (Thomas v. Bryant) is being considered in federal court. The case challenges Mississippi's 22nd state Senate district as diluting minority voting strength. The lower court and a three-judge 5th Circuit both ruled in favor of the challenge, but the case is currently awaiting oral argument before the full panel of the 5th Circuit.

Actions

Support a ballot initiative to establish an independent redistricting process.

Contacts

Princeton Gerrymandering Project Data provided by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project

State Info

Congressional Boundaries: Drawn by legislature
State Boundaries: Drawn by legislature
Legislative Control: Republican
Governor's Political Party: Republican
Last Updated: Nov 07 2019