Recent Publications

Redistricting and Congressional Control Following the 2012 Election (Brennan Center for Justice)

Executive Summary: Before the election, the Brennan Center estimated that redistricting would allow Republicans to maintain long-term control of 11 more seats in the House than they would have under the previous district lines. Now that the election is complete, Read More …

Redistricting and Congressional Control: A First Look (Brennan Center for Justice)

Executive Summary: This preliminary analysis focuses on who drew the lines following the 2010 Census — legislatures, commissions, or courts — and how that process could affect electoral competitiveness and the partisan balance of power in Congress in the upcoming Read More …

Partisan Fairness and Congressional Redistricting: The Maryland GRAC Proposal

Executive Summary: This comment assesses the partisan eff ects of the Maryland Congressional districts proposed by the Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee (GRAC) on October 4, 2011. It begins with a brief overview of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on partisan gerrymandering claims Read More …

Partisan Fairness: Georgia’s New State House and Senate Districts

Executive Summary: This comment assesses the partisan effects of Georgia’s new state House and Senate maps, signed into law on August 24, 2011. The U.S. Supreme Court in Bandemer v. Davis ruled that partisan gerrymandering claims are justiciable. Though the Read More …

Recent Blog Posts

Could Gerrymandering Virginia’s Electoral Votes Backfire? Just Look to 2000

Since the 2012 election, Republican legislators in states won by President Obama have been discussing the possibility of changing the way electoral votes are allocated. Rather than giving all of the state’s electoral votes to the winner, the proposals would Read More …

Partisan Polarization, Redistricting, and the 113th Congress

With the fiscal cliff averted, the 112th Congress adjourned last week. Members of the new 113th Congress will soon face a number of looming fiscal deadlines, including a decision on raising the nation’s debt ceiling in late February or early Read More …

Our Mission

The Statistical Reform in Redistricting (SRR) Project is a non-partisan advocacy initiative dedicated to educating policymakers, litigators, advocates and judges about the statistical methods used to evaluate redistricting plans. We are committed to encouraging line-drawers to use and judges to accept the most accurate existing statistical methods for redistricting analysis.

The Project provides timely, impartial analysis of new redistricting proposals using the best available statistical methods. We aim to help legislators and the public get past all the partisan “noise” and understand exactly how new redistricting plans will affect them.

In the News

  • "Barney Frank's Claim About a Should-Be Democratic House Majority"
    Washington Post (11/14/2012)
  • "Now That's What I Call Gerrymandering!"
    Mother Jones (11/14/2012)
  • "State Legislatures: Why Republican Wave of 2010 is Here to Stay"
    Christian Science Monitor (11/6/2012)
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