Their names suggest selfless dedication to democracy. Fair Districts Mass. Protect Your Vote. The Center for a Better New Jersey. And their stated goals are unarguable: In the partisan fight to redraw congressional districts, states should stick to the principle of one person, one vote.
But a ProPublica investigation has found that these groups and others are being quietly bankrolled by corporations, unions and other special interests. Their main interest in the once-a-decade political fight over redistricting is not to help voters in the communities they claim to represent but mainly to improve the prospects of their political allies or to harm their enemies.
Read the full story here: Pro Publica
- The Hidden Hands of Redistricting (politicalwire.com)
- Corporations, Special Interests Quietly Bankrolling Voter Redistricting (huffingtonpost.com)
- Niemanlab: How ProPublica blends news that wins Pulitzers with news that wins followers (nextlevelofnews.com)