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2016 Louisiana Census Estimates and Congressional Redistricting

Last week, JMC Analytics and Polling analyzed the July 1, 2016 Census estimates by parish for Louisiana and briefly discussed the political impacts of population shifts since the 2010 Census. In this analysis, there will be a a practical application of those population shifts by demonstrating the impact on Louisiana’s six Congressional districts. As with […]

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2016 Louisiana Census Estimates By Parish

While the US Census (which was last taken on April 1, 2010) is formally conducted every 10 years, the Census Bureau periodically posts population estimates for each county/parish. Earlier today, July 1, 2016 population estimates were released for all of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. What do these population estimates tell us ? While Louisiana’s population growth […]

2015 Louisiana Census Estimates By Parish

While the US Census (which was last taken on April 1, 2010) is formally conducted every 10 years, the Census Bureau periodically posts estimates of the Census population for all counties/parishes across the nation. And just yesterday, population estimates were released for all of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. What do these population estimates tell us ? While […]

Louisiana Census Data as of July 1, 2014

About a year ago, we had noticed that Louisiana’s population had grown 2% between April 1, 2010 (the date the Census was last taken) and July 1, 2013. This past week, the Census released population estimates by county/parish as of July 1, 2014, and Louisiana (slow) population growth continued – the 2014 estimate showed there […]

“One man, one vote” – Time to redistrict East Baton Rouge Parish’s District Court ?

HISTORY Appropriate minority representation in Louisiana’s judicial branch is an issue that has been much litigated over the years, and there is a reasonable likelihood of further litigation to come.

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Decision 2014: Shrinking the (East Baton Rouge Parish School) Board – JMCEL’s alternative “5-4” plan

In a recent article, we had discussed and analyzed the recently revised redistricting plan for the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, given that they chose to shrink its size from 11 to 9 members. This redistricting plan was drawn with five white and four black majority districts, according to 2010 Census data. What this […]

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Fantasy redistricting – Part V (Louisiana Senate)

Background In the last installment of this series, we discussed how a legislative (specifically, the state House) redistricting plan might look if a partisan Democratic (and a Republican) redistricter were to draw the lines, given recent population estimates. In this final installment, we will redraw the state’s Senate districts. Given the change in voter registration […]

Fantasy redistricting – Part IV (B) (Louisiana House of Representatives – detailed maps)

In the last installment of the series, we examined what partisan redistricting plans would look like for the Louisiana House of Representatives. In this installment, we would like to display the more detailed metropolitan maps for those plans.

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Fantasy redistricting – Part IV (Louisiana House)

Background In the last installment of this series, we discussed how a Congressional redistricting plan might look if a partisan Democratic (and a Republican) redistricter were to draw the lines, given recent population estimates. In this installment, we will redraw the state’s House districts. Given the change in voter registration between April 2010 (when the US […]