"The folks in Washington, D.C., drawing these maps don't like competition," Joe Cunningham said. "They don't want close elections. They want safe elections."
The plan is "even more rigged than its predecessor and an outlier among partisan gerrymanders nationwide," the lawsuit alleges.
"The map that was recently enacted by the legislature is a partisan map. It is racially gerrymandered," Butterfield said in the video announcing his retirement.
The lawsuit alleges that Texas Republicans "racially gerrymandered electoral districts" to maintain political advantages for the GOP.
The new North Carolina congressional map has been accused of gerrymandering and is currently facing lawsuits.
Democrats and Republicans are pushing the bounds of the tactic of gerrymandering, long used to draw districts for maximum partisan advantage.
"This is a desperate map from a desperate party," said Adam Kincaid, executive director of the National Republican Redistricting Trust.
Gerrymandering is not new. State legislatures have been drawing district boundaries that unfairly advantage one side or the other since our country's founding.
A $300,000 donation from PAC to the Future, a political action committee, to the National Democratic Redistricting Committee is drawing the attention of critics and supporters.
"You've got one major party in this country that has made no bones about the fact that they want to make it harder for some people to vote," Obama said.
"I think people don't completely appreciate how much gerrymandering affects the outcome [of elections]," former President Barack Obama said.
In the op-ed author Brent Larkin's opinion, Jordan's political ascent came down to the 2012 redrawing of Ohio's "hideously gerrymandered" 4th Congressional District.
"Voters are not freely choosing their representatives. Rather, representatives are choosing their voters," the judges said.
Did Wisconsin Republicans violate the Constitution with their 2011 redistricting?
"In a democracy, the question of who gets to draw the map should not have as much significance as it currently does," says Oliver.
Federal judges write that the 2003 gerrymandering effort 'bears the mark of intentional discrimination.'
Trump and the Republicans have every reason to change the rules to stay in power.
The Supreme Court is set to rule on a variety of hot-button social issues.
"The court has made it abundantly clear that partisan gerrymandering will not be tolerated," said attorney David King.
By 5-4, the court ruled that the initiative did not violate the U.S. Constitution's requirement that state legislatures set congressional district boundaries.