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Congressional Redistricting: Mapping, Documenting, Planning

It’s time for redistricting and the Columbia Law School has new tool that will help.

  • DrawCongress.org

    DrawCongress.org represents the first attempt to create an internet depository for nonpartisan congressional maps for the entire country.

    DrawCongress.org is an outgrowth of the “Redistricting and Gerrymandering” course at Columbia Law School. At this website you will find a series of student-drawn nonpartisan redistricting plans, which will culminate in a complete map of all 435 congressional districts….

    This website and associated project have three goals.

    First, the project seeks to educate both the students involved and the general public about the redistricting process. We hope that the maps and redistricting plans contained here depict what is possible in the current round of redistricting and what nonpartisan plans might look like.

    Second, we hope that these plans serve as a benchmark against which incumbent-drawn plans can be assessed. While not passing judgment on the plans states adopt this redistricting cycle, we hope that the plans contained here illustrate alternative paths not taken and therefore, both the promise and potential pitfalls of nonpartisan redistricting.

    Finally, for those states that fail to craft redistricting plans, this website provides ready-made legally defensible congressional plans.

    We also encourage others to submit plans to be posted to this website. Students in similar classes at other universities will be posting plans here later in the redistricting cycle.

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