Who We Are

Fair Lines America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides education in the fields of demography, political science, geographic information systems, and legal studies. Fair Lines America supports fair and legal redistricting through comprehensive data gathering, processing, and deployment; dissemination of relevant news and information; and strategic investments in redistricting-related reforms and litigation.

1960–2010 Reapportionment Shifts

Though the number of Congressional seats has not changed since 1911, the movement of seats has. A review of aggregate representation shifts over the past five reapportionments reveals 62 seats have moved south and west; nearly as many as the 65 seats first apportioned by the Constitution.

2020 Reapportionment Forecast – Bubble Seats - 2018 Estimates

Based on Fair Lines America’s updated 2020 reapportionment estimates the twelve seats listed below are the ones forecast to be either the final 6 apportioned or the first 6 left out following the 2020 Census.

2020 Reapportionment Forecast – Total Population - 2018 Estimates

Fair Lines America updated their 2018 estimates for reapportionment following the 2020 Census. The 2020 reapportionment will allocate congressional representation (and Electoral College votes) for the 50 states from 2022 through 2030.

2020 Reapportionment Forecast – Total Citizen Population - 2018 Estimates

Fair Lines used the newly released ACS 5-year Estimates from 2013-2017 to forecast how reapportionment would play out if the Census Bureau reapportioned congressional representation based on the total citizen population rather than the total resident population.

Post-2018 Midterm Redistricting Control

The 2018 midterms have changed the landscape for congressional and legislative redistricting control.

A Brief History of Modern Redistricting Control

One of the most important questions for redistricting is “Who has control over the process?” That answer changes almost every year, but it is most important in the first year following a census, when lines are redrawn. Control over redistricting has been very fluid for the past 40 years.