This is now a partisan institution.
If you value partisan fairness, you can cheer the result.
He is a master of delivering partisan blows with an aw-shucks smile.
Or perhaps it was intentional, a product of a partisan Washington where work is being done only for the rich and powerful.
More recently, though, that notion of a partisan divide has faded, Professor Davis said.
As a result, a partisan-blind map will tend to favor the Republicans by a notable amount.
His tactics, Mr Fedorov argues, are like “partisan warfare”: they “can’t defeat a regular army”.
At the center of the case is the “efficiency gap,” a relatively new measure of partisan gerrymandering.
Mr Trump’s character and policies are largely unchanged, yet partisan Republicans have allayed their doubts.
In May, Ohio voters approved a measure making it harder for the state legislature to draw up partisan districts.
But beneath all the partisan posturing and partisan bluster, there is a deep bipartisan current.
“Precisely because extreme partisan gerrymandering subverts normal politics, it cannot be addressed by normal politics.”
Political science research on anxiety has shown that some typical partisan differences tend to go away when people are most afraid.
At issue is “partisan symmetry”—the intuitive notion that political parties should derive roughly the same legislative representation from equivalent popular support.
With the increase in partisan media and partisan media criticism, suspicions run high that every news organization is working some sort of political angle.
The North Carolina opinion cites an array of work by social scientists and statistical experts that documents new methods of measuring the partisan impact of political boundaries.
Courts have generally agreed that some partisan advantage in redistricting is tolerable, in part because voters themselves are not spread equally across a state or district by party.
But while they repeat their mantra — “this isn’t a partisan issue, it’s a national security issue” — many of the divisions over the bill are now along partisan lines.
Experts said that even if the Supreme Court chooses to limit partisan gerrymandering, federal judges are unlikely to force a redrawing of overly partisan maps in the middle of high-stakes midterm races.
Prior to the meeting, Biden said he never viewed infrastructure as a partisan issue, but immigration has typically been partisan in Congress, so a path to citizenship included in the plan is not likely to see bipartisan cooperation.
- devoted to a cause or party
- a fervent and even militant proponent of something
- an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
- a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
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