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HD 105 candidate Donna McLeod: Racial gerrymandering alleged

HD 105 candidate Donna McLeod: Racial gerrymandering alleged
October 20, 2016 --

Oct, 20, 2016 — Donna McLeod — a plaintiff in a suit alleging political gerrymandering of local posts in Gwinnett County — says district lines were also redrawn to help her opponent in a state legislative seat.

McLeod is running against Rep. Joyce Chandler, a Republican who’s won two close elections by about 550 and 800 votes. A 2015 redistricting removed a majority-minority precinct where Chandler lost by more than 600 votes the year before and added two precincts where white voters outnumber minorities by more than 3-to-1.

Emails suggest Ohio’s new GOP-friendly maps save the party ‘millions’

Emails suggest Ohio’s new GOP-friendly maps save the party ‘millions’
December 16, 2011 --

Political parties and other powerful players use the once-a-decade redistricting process to advance their own goals — often at the expense of voters. A recently released trove of email messages from Ohio offers a rare inside glimpse into how it works. The messages, sent from June to September, show collaboration between the national GOP and state Republicans to redraw Ohio’s maps and thus cement control of both the statehouse and a majority of congressional districts.

May 19

May 19, 2011 --

If a politician goes broke, who gets the campaign cash? Opinion: Delta perks expose lawmakers’ weak ethics Cobb EMC seeks OK to bring back Brown State standards minimal for workers at personal care homes Gwinnett Co. attorney resigns in lieu of firing Watchdogs warn of gerrymandering