The U.S. Supreme Court: Equality of Representation and "One Person, One Vote"July 3, 2016
Millions of Asian Americans and NHPIs, among other minority groups, could be disenfranchised if “one person, one vote” is not upheld in redistricting.
As of today, whether a person is eligible to vote or not, they are counted when district lines are drawn for determining representation in their state legislature. This case could change that so that not everyone is counted, but instead, only registered or eligible voters. This means states could redraw districts so that rural districts with fewer immigrants, children and people of color have more representation, while districts with larger populations of children, immigrants and people of color have less representation in their state legislature.