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2020 Census re-apportionment d/b/a as "Democrats Fear Congressional Shakeup as 19 House Dems Will Not Seek Reelection"
Of the departures, 11 House Democrats have announced they will retire from public office: Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR); G.K. Butterfield (D-NC); Jackie Speier (D-CA); Michael Doyle (D-PA); David Price (D-NC); John Yarmuth (D-KY); Ron Kind (D-WI); Cheri Bustos (D-IL); Filemon Vela (D-TX); Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ); and Eddie Bernie Johnson (D-TX).

Additionally, 11 House Republicans have announced they will not seek reelection in 2022.

by Cat on Fri Dec 3rd, 2021 at 02:19:09 PM EST
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Gov. Larry Hogan, R, established the citizens commission, which featured balanced political party membership, earlier this year. That commission submitted a congressional map to Hogan that has very different boundaries [not really] from those of the current map, which passed in 2011 following the 2010 U.S. Census.

The legislative commission, which, like the Legislature, had a Democratic majority, recommended a map that would include part of Anne Arundel County in the Eastern Shore's District 1 [represented by ultra-Maglev].
While there are disagreements over which state owns the title of most gerrymandered, Maryland's 2011 map went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices said partisan gerrymandering is not an issue for the federal courts.

Maryland law gives six days while the Legislature is in session, excluding Sundays, to approve or veto the maps; if Hogan does not sign or veto a map, it will become law.

Round-up, the press schedule not the pesticide
Democrats hold nearly all the cards, with large enough super-majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly to brush aside Republican complaints and override a threatened veto by Gov. Larry Hogan, who has vowed to reject any map he deems "unfair." ~ Bryn Stole/The Baltimore Sun
Anti-gerrymandering central committee system activists say the window for members of the public to register to testify on redistricting is too narrow. The opportunity to sign up, through the General Assembly website, opened at 9 a.m. Thursday [2 Dec] and will close at 6 p.m. Friday [3 Dec]. ~ Bennett Leckrone/ Maryland Matters
archived The plot thickens
by Cat on Sat Dec 4th, 2021 at 02:35:33 AM EST
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2nd Stacey Abrams governor bid sees new tests, intrigues
Nse Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project, a voter mobilization group Abrams founded, pointed to gains by Black and more liberal candidates in some Georgia municipal elections this year, although more conservative candidates prevailed in some Atlanta suburbs. Those elections are nonpartisan [?], although party affiliations are often widely known.

"The truth of the matter," Ufot said, is the elections proved "Virginia is not Georgia."


archived Fri Nov 2nd, 2018
by Cat on Sun Dec 5th, 2021 at 03:38:08 AM EST
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archived 2020 Census undercounted some Detroit neighborhoods by 8%
"If you extrapolate that to the rest of the city, and if the rest of the city was undercounted at a similar rate, you would have a magnitude in the tens of thousands of people who are not counted," said Jeffrey Morenoff, U-M professor of sociology and public policy, and faculty affiliate of Poverty Solutions initiative, during a news conference Thursday.
The analysis comes from U.S. Postal Service data for 10 neighborhoods and canvassing in five of those census blocks, along with 2015 to 2019 American Community Survey data. In "stable" neighborhoods, or those with with low rates of vacancy and higher homeownership, the audit found that occupancy rates are six to 15% higher than 2020 census rates.
programmatic gains (losses)
According to census data released in August, the state's largest city saw continued population loss for the seventh decade in a row. The population declined 10.5% to 639,111, the decennial results showed. Still, the loss is less than it was a decade ago. Between 2000 and 2010, Detroit saw its population plummet by 25%. ... The data showed an uptick in the non-Hispanic white, Hispanic or Latino and non-Hispanic Asian population as well.
futile 1990, 2000, 2010 challenges
The U.S. Census Bureau will give governments the opportunity to request a review of 2020 housing counts for potential processing errors Jan. 3, 2022 through June 30, 2023. The deadline for the bureau to provide results of those cases is Sept. 30, 2023.
archived a small sampling of addresses, ACS Data Users Conference
by Cat on Mon Dec 20th, 2021 at 12:41:27 AM EST
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