June 27, 2019

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DGA Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in Rucho v. Common Cause

Today, Democratic Governors Association Chair Gina Raimondo released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Rucho v. Common Cause:

“Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court underscores the importance of Democratic governors in protecting fair elections and representation. Democratic governors are now the strongest line of defense against repressive partisan gerrymandering.

The Democratic Governors Association and our governors will continue to fight at every step to increase access to voting and ensure fair, representative elections at every level. In the 2017/2018 cycle, we successfully won seven of our “Unrig The Map” targets. The significance of those victories has never been clearer than today. The Democratic Governors Association and the governors we help elect are now more critical to the health of our democracy than ever before.”

The DGA’s Unrig the Map project, launched in 2015, is a zero-overhead fund to win targeted gubernatorial races that are key to 2021 redistricting. In the 2017/2018 cycle, Unrig The Map targeted gubernatorial races in Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The governors in all nine of these states hold veto power and play a key role in the redistricting process. The DGA won in seven of these races – Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The Unrig The Map program has identified gubernatorial races in Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Indiana as new targets for the 2019/2020 cycle.