US Supreme Court Rejects ‘One Person, One Vote’ Challenge
Everyone counts. That’s the message from America’s highest bench, whose justices unanimously ruled yesterday in Evenwel v. Abbott that states may draw election districts based on total population, rather than the number of eligible voters. Had they decided the other way, it would’ve shifted voting power away from urban hubs and into GOP-friendly rural areas. “Representatives serve all residents, not just those eligible or registered to vote,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained. While other reapportionment methods may prove constitutional, this decision favored the status quo — and Democrats.