Hansi Lo Wang

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The growing racial gap in U.S. census results is raising an expert panel's concerns

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

The U.S. census undercounting people of color and overcounting white people who don't identify as Latino means political representation and federal funds have been allocated unfairly, a report warns.


An appeals court has blocked the redrawing of Louisiana's congressional map

Thursday, September 28, 2023

A federal appeals court blocked the redrawing of Louisiana's congressional map after a lower court found the redistricting plan likely violated the Voting Rights Act by diluting Black voters' power.


The Supreme Court, once again, tells Alabama it needs a new congressional map

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

A U.S. Supreme Court order has signaled that more congressional voting districts where Black voters have a chance of electing their preferred candidate are coming to the South, including Alabama.


An annual survey from the Census Bureau aims for better data on the LGBTQ+ population

Sunday, September 24, 2023

The Census Bureau wants to use an annual survey to ask people over the age of 15 about their sexual orientation and gender identity. This data could help enforce civil rights laws.


These 2020 census results break down people's race and ethnicity into details

Thursday, September 21, 2023

The U.S. census asked for more details about people's race and ethnicity in 2020 than ever before. New results show how many responded with identities such as Irish, Jamaican, Arab and Salvadoran.


Restoring the Voting Rights Act is still on this Alabama Democrat's agenda

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Despite a divided Congress, Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama is still pushing to shore up the Voting Rights Act after the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled key parts of the landmark law.


Alabama's congressional map is struck down again for diluting Black voters' power

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Alabama is once again appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a lower court order that struck down the state's congressional map for likely violating the Voting Rights Act by diluting Black voters' power.


Alabama lost a voting rights case at the Supreme Court. It's still trying to win

Monday, August 14, 2023

Alabama is under a federal court order to draw a new congressional map with two districts where Black voters have a chance to elect their preferred candidate. But its GOP-led legislature refused.


Court to check if new congressional map in Alabama weakens the power of Black voters

Monday, July 24, 2023

The legal fight continues over Alabama's congressional map. A federal court is set to check if a new map approved by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature weakens the power of Black voters.


Illegal voting maps were used in some states in 2022. This legal idea allowed them

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court has used an obscure legal idea to justify delaying the redrawing of voting maps, forcing some elections to use voting districts that lower courts found to be illegally drawn.


Alabama to consider new congressional voting map following Supreme Court decision

Monday, July 17, 2023

Alabama begins a special session to consider a new congressional voting map after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state's current map likely diluted the power of Black voters in Alabama.


What the Supreme Court's rejection of a controversial theory means for elections

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reject the most extreme version of the "independent state legislature theory" is expected to bring some stability to the 2024 elections — and invite more lawsuits.


Voting rights advocates welcomed a Supreme Court win. But the fight isn't over

Sunday, June 18, 2023

An unexpected U.S. Supreme Court ruling has upheld a key section of the Voting Rights Act. But many voting rights advocates and legal scholars are bracing for new efforts to dismantle the law.


What the 2020 census can — and can't — tell us about LGBTQ+ people

Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Census Bureau has released the most comprehensive national statistics to date about same-sex couples living together in the U.S. But many other LGBTQ+ people remain invisible in the census data.


Is drawing a voting map that helps a political party illegal? Only in some states

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

A North Carolina court's unusual ruling has highlighted the fact that some states allow voting districts to be drawn in ways that make elections less competitive and help one political party win.


The 2020 census may have missed a big share of noncitizens, the bureau estimates

Monday, May 08, 2023

A large share of non-U.S. citizens may have been missed in the 2020 tally of the country's residents, the Census Bureau says. The tally affects the distribution of political power and federal funds.


Voter turnout for the 2022 elections was the 2nd highest for midterms since 2000

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Voter turnout for last year's elections was the second highest for a midterms since 2000, and close to half of voters cast ballots early or by mail, estimates from a Census Bureau survey show.


A North Carolina court overrules itself in a case tied to a disputed election theory

Friday, April 28, 2023

North Carolina's highest court has overruled one of its own rulings, throwing into question if the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a decision on the major elections case known as Moore v. Harper.


Changing how U.S. forms ask about race and ethnicity is complicated. Here's why

Thursday, April 27, 2023

How your race and ethnicity are reported for the U.S. census, federal surveys and other forms may change. That could affect data used to redraw voting maps, enforce civil rights and guide research.


Did the last census overcount Asian Americans? It depends on where you look

Friday, April 07, 2023

The U.S. Census Bureau said there was a national overcount of Asian Americans in its 2020 tally. But a new report finds Asian Americans may have also been left out of some state and county numbers.