Every 10 years, political lines are redrawn across the country based on the U.S Census Bureau data, typically by state lawmakers, leading to a host of legal battles over the new maps.
The 2020 census data was released in 2021 after a months-long delay due to the pandemic. By the end of 2022, every state had a new congressional map, but legal challenges to the redrawn districts, some of which allege discrimination against people of color, have continued into the new year.
“It’s a state by state fight,” Dan Vicuna, the national redistricting manager of Common Cause, a voting rights organization, told Yahoo News. “In this country, there’s a long history of using the redistricting process to discriminate against people of color or to discriminate against voters