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Redistricting

2021-11-30 22:38:15
by Dan McCue
Judge in Map Case Refuses to Delay North Carolina Primary

RALEIGH, N.C. — With a number of lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s new district maps still pending, a superior court judge... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — With a number of lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s new district maps still pending, a superior court judge has ruled in one case that there’s no reason at all to delay the state’s March 8 primary. The lawsuit... Read More

2021-11-20 00:16:47
by Dan McCue
Virginia Supreme Court Picks Special Masters to Aid Redistricting Effort

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Supreme Court has selected two “special masters” to assist the court in redrawing the state’s... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Supreme Court has selected two “special masters” to assist the court in redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative districts. In a unanimous decision, the justices selected Sean Trende, a senior elections analyst for RealClearPolitics and... Read More

2021-11-13 16:18:55
by Dan McCue
Virginia Supreme Court Rejects GOP Redistricting Nominees

RICHMOND, Va. — In a unanimous ruling, the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday rejected all three Republicans nominated to help... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — In a unanimous ruling, the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday rejected all three Republicans nominated to help it draw new legislative district maps based on 2020 census data. The move is the latest development since a bipartisan... Read More

2021-11-08 15:28:46
by Dan McCue
Battle Lines Are Drawn in Maryland As Hogan Advances Redistricting Plan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan came out swinging on Friday, accusing Democrats in the state legislature of “rigging”... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan came out swinging on Friday, accusing Democrats in the state legislature of “rigging” the system when it comes to redistricting, even as he was promoting a new congressional district map he hopes they... Read More

2021-11-02 15:40:19
by Dan McCue
Colorado Supreme Court Approves New Congressional District Maps

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday unanimously approved a new congressional district map drawn by the state’s independent... Read More

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday unanimously approved a new congressional district map drawn by the state’s independent redistricting commission despite claims the new map will dilute the “electoral influence” of Latino voters. “As this cycle has once... Read More

2021-10-22 20:11:12
by Dan McCue
Montana Redistricting Commission Deadlocks Over Maps

They only had to divide the state into two congressional districts, but in the end, members of the state’s bipartisan... Read More

They only had to divide the state into two congressional districts, but in the end, members of the state’s bipartisan Districting and Apportionment Commission simply couldn’t agree on which of two proposed maps was better so they advanced two. They’ll... Read More

Two Montanas? New Maps Highlight State's Split Personality

CASCADE, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the Census has awarded Montana a second seat in... Read More

CASCADE, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the Census has awarded Montana a second seat in Congress. On paper, that leaves the state's redistricting commission with the easiest task of all its counterparts across the country:... Read More

Texas Lawmakers Pass New Congressional Maps Bolstering GOP

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation's largest red state. The maps were approved... Read More

2021-10-11 18:43:15
by Dan McCue
Indiana Joins Growing List of States That Have Completed Redistricting

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana last week became the fourth state to formally adopt new state legislative and congressional district boundaries... Read More

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana last week became the fourth state to formally adopt new state legislative and congressional district boundaries using data from the 2020 census. Only Maine, Nebraska and Oregon beat Indiana to the punch. Indiana’s General Assembly approved... Read More

2021-09-28 18:22:09
by Reece Nations
Texas Republicans Redistricting Proposal Centers on Incumbency Protection

AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican lawmakers in Texas’ state Senate released their proposal for congressional redistricting on Monday. Texas acquired two... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- Republican lawmakers in Texas’ state Senate released their proposal for congressional redistricting on Monday. Texas acquired two new Congressional seats after the 2020 census data was published, bringing its total to 38 seats and 40 electoral votes... Read More

2021-09-10 21:04:32
by Dan McCue
Oregon Legislature Called into Special Session for Redistricting

SALEM, Ore. - Gov. Kate Brown is calling the Oregon legislature into special session to adopt new congressional and legislative... Read More

SALEM, Ore. - Gov. Kate Brown is calling the Oregon legislature into special session to adopt new congressional and legislative district maps. In April, citing the delay in the release of crucial census data, the Oregon Supreme Court handed down... Read More

2021-09-09 14:47:21
by Dan McCue
Texas Gov. Calls 3rd Special Session, This One to Address Redistricting

AUSTIN, Texas -- It has been an unexpectedly busy summer for the Texas legislature, and now Gov. Greg Abbott is... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas -- It has been an unexpectedly busy summer for the Texas legislature, and now Gov. Greg Abbott is calling lawmakers back for its third special session in two months to begin the bound-to-be-controversial task of redrawing legislative and... Read More

2021-07-28 16:27:00
by Dan McCue
Census Bureau to Release Redistricting Data Beginning Aug. 16

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau will release redistricting data to the states in two formats beginning on Aug. 16. The... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau will release redistricting data to the states in two formats beginning on Aug. 16. The first release will be geared for what the agency calls “experienced data users,” with a second, easier to use release... Read More

2021-07-24 15:47:31
by Dan McCue
New Jersey Chief Justice Seeks Consensus Candidate for Redistricting Panel

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner has asked Democrats and Republicans to reconvene the state’s redistricting commission and... Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner has asked Democrats and Republicans to reconvene the state’s redistricting commission and come up with a consensus candidate to act as the tiebreaker in upcoming districting decisions. Rabner first made his desire... Read More

2021-05-17 20:54:59
by TWN Staff
Princeton Gerrymandering Project Launches District Mapping Contest

The nonpartisan Princeton Gerrymandering Project has launched what it is calling the "Great American Map-Off," a contest challenging the public... Read More

The nonpartisan Princeton Gerrymandering Project has launched what it is calling the "Great American Map-Off," a contest challenging the public to draw redistricting plans for seven crucial states – Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and New York – in anticipation... Read More

2021-02-12 21:56:47
by TWN Staff
State Redistricting Deadlines

Title 13 of the United States Code requires the secretary of commerce to provide governors and the officials responsible for... Read More

Title 13 of the United States Code requires the secretary of commerce to provide governors and the officials responsible for redistricting in each state with the census results. As a general rule, legislative and congressional redistricting must be completed before... Read More

2021-02-12 21:03:01
by Dan McCue
Census Bureau Says States Won’t See Data Needed for Redistricting Until Late September

WASHINGTON - There's no question that the once-every-10-year process of redistricting is off to a slow start.  Though the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON - There's no question that the once-every-10-year process of redistricting is off to a slow start.  Though the U.S. Census Bureau ended its collection of data for the 2020 census on Oct. 15, 2020, it missed the December statutory... Read More

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