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Redistricting

2022-03-11 22:30:43
by Dan McCue
GOP Lawmakers Ask Ohio Court to Allow Midterms to Proceed Without New Maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorneys for the Republican leaders of the Ohio Legislature have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to "defer... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Attorneys for the Republican leaders of the Ohio Legislature have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to "defer any action" on new congressional district maps until after the 2022 election. Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp and Senate President... Read More

2022-03-10 20:41:31
by Dan McCue
Gov. Edwards Tosses Congressional District Map in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday vetoed the congressional district map approved by Louisiana’s Republican-controlled... Read More

BATON ROUGE, La. — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday vetoed the congressional district map approved by Louisiana’s Republican-controlled legislature last month, saying it failed to comply with the Voting Rights Act. In the wake of that decision, a... Read More

2022-03-08 15:08:24
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Opts to Let NC, Pennsylvania Maps Stand for 2022 Election

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday evening turned back efforts by North Carolina and Pennsylvania Republicans to have the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday evening turned back efforts by North Carolina and Pennsylvania Republicans to have the high court throw out new redistricting plans in their respective states. In separate orders, the justices declared the new districts... Read More

2022-03-06 01:11:26
by Dan McCue
Wisconsin Supreme Court Approves Governor’s Proposed Redistricting Plan

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court approved a new set of congressional and state legislative district maps on Thursday... Read More

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court approved a new set of congressional and state legislative district maps on Thursday that had been proposed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. “Hell yes,” said Evers in a statement released by his office... Read More

2022-03-01 21:56:42
by TWN Staff
Pennsylvania Republicans Ask Supreme Court to Toss CD Map

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Republicans have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state court-approved congressional map, arguing a... Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Republicans have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state court-approved congressional map, arguing a Democrat-controlled state supreme court exceeded its authority by imposing its own choice of map without the legislature's approval. In an... Read More

2022-02-23 21:31:48
by Dan McCue
Ohio Redistricting Commission Explains Why It Shouldn’t Be Held In Contempt

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission have submitted written explanations for why they missed the deadline... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission have submitted written explanations for why they missed the deadline for drawing a state House district map after the state Supreme Court threatened to hold them in contempt. The filing... Read More

2022-02-23 21:13:14
by Dan McCue
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Okays New Congressional District Map

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted a new congressional map on Wednesday that closely adheres to the state’s... Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted a new congressional map on Wednesday that closely adheres to the state’s existing map and gives Republicans a slight electoral edge. In a 4-3 decision Wednesday, the court chose a map that... Read More

2022-02-23 19:50:12
by Dan McCue
Judicial Panel Selects New District Maps for North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — A three-judge panel of superior court judges Wednesday adopted new maps for congressional and state legislative district... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — A three-judge panel of superior court judges Wednesday adopted new maps for congressional and state legislative district boundaries for the state, though the congressional map is only to be used in the upcoming midterm election. In selecting... Read More

2022-02-22 23:45:42
by Dan McCue
NC Supreme Court Expected to Rule on District Maps Wednesday

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Supreme Court is expected to rule by noon on Wednesday on the validity of... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Supreme Court is expected to rule by noon on Wednesday on the validity of new electoral maps drawn last week by the North Carolina General Assembly. But the court and the panel of judges... Read More

2022-02-16 20:35:10
by Dan McCue
North Carolina Senate Weighs In With Its Version of New CD Map

RALEIGH, N.C. — The political sausage making has begun in North Carolina’s state capitol where lawmakers are expected to spend... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — The political sausage making has begun in North Carolina’s state capitol where lawmakers are expected to spend most of Wednesday debating congressional district maps proposed by each chamber of the legislature. As reported this morning by The... Read More

2022-02-16 15:26:25
by Dan McCue
Latest Draft of North Carolina’s New Congressional District Map Released

RALEIGH, N.C. — A draft of the North Carolina legislature’s latest take on a new congressional district map based on... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — A draft of the North Carolina legislature’s latest take on a new congressional district map based on the 2020 census has made its debut on social media. The map posted to Twitter by Rep. Destin Hall, the... Read More

2022-02-15 21:59:26
by Dan McCue
Minnesota Court Unveils New District Maps, Craig Jumpstarts Reelection Bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A five-judge panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court unveiled the maps depicting the state’s new... Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A five-judge panel appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court unveiled the maps depicting the state’s new political districts Tuesday, with the headline grabber being changes to the swing district currently represented by Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn.... Read More

GOP Positions to Grab Left-Leaning Nashville in US House Map

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Black college students once marched downtown from the north Nashville neighborhood where Aaron Marble preaches, sitting... Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Black college students once marched downtown from the north Nashville neighborhood where Aaron Marble preaches, sitting at Whites-only lunch counters to fight for civil rights. Soon, his historically Black community will fold into a mostly rural,... Read More

2022-02-14 20:27:36
by Dan McCue
Kansas Voters, Nonprofit Ask Court to Toss Congressional Map

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A lawsuit filed by Kansas City voters and the nonprofit Loud Light claims a newly drawn... Read More

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A lawsuit filed by Kansas City voters and the nonprofit Loud Light claims a newly drawn congressional district map must be thrown out because it unlawfully dilutes the vote of Black and Hispanic voters in and... Read More

2022-02-08 18:04:29
by Dan McCue
Ohio Supreme Court Tosses Republican Drawn Maps for Second Time

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the second time in a month, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected state legislative district maps on... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the second time in a month, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected state legislative district maps on the grounds that the Republicans in charge of the process created a map that disproportionately favors their candidates. The ruling... Read More

2022-02-08 15:25:35
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Reinstates Alabama Congressional District Map

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday evening reinstated a voting map for congressional elections in Alabama that a lower... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday evening reinstated a voting map for congressional elections in Alabama that a lower court had said violated the Voting Rights Act. The 5-4 decision came on an emergency appeal from Alabama, which challenged... Read More

2022-02-06 14:02:27
by Dan McCue
North Carolina Supreme Court Tosses New District Maps

RALEIGH, N.C. — A divided North Carolina Supreme Court tossed new congressional and state legislative maps Friday evening, holding that... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — A divided North Carolina Supreme Court tossed new congressional and state legislative maps Friday evening, holding that mapmakers so skewed their work the results went from merely partisan to wholly unconstitutional. The 4-3 vote was divided along... Read More

2022-02-04 15:32:02
by Dan McCue
Kansas Governor Rejects District Map Setting Up Showdown

TOPEKA, Kan. — Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday rejected a Republican-drawn congressional district map that critics said would... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. — Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday rejected a Republican-drawn congressional district map that critics said would dilute minority voting power and effectively gerrymander the state’s lone Democratic Congress member out of office. Republicans in the GOP-controlled... Read More

2022-01-28 17:54:14
by Dan McCue
Federal Court Tosses Alabama Congressional Map on Grounds it Disadvantaged Blacks

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A panel of three federal judges this week threw out Alabama’s newly redrawn congressional district map, holding... Read More

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A panel of three federal judges this week threw out Alabama’s newly redrawn congressional district map, holding that given the makeup of the state’s population, lawmakers involved in the redistricting process should have created two districts likely... Read More

2022-01-14 16:45:19
by Dan McCue
Ohio Supreme Court Rejects New Congressional Maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a Republican-drawn congressional map on Friday, giving hope to national Democrats who... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a Republican-drawn congressional map on Friday, giving hope to national Democrats who had argued it unfairly delivered several potentially competitive seats in this year's critical midterm elections to Republicans. In the 4-3... Read More

2022-01-12 19:14:33
by Dan McCue
Court Panel Rules North Carolina Political Maps are Good to Go

RALEIGH, N.C. — A three-judge state superior court panel ruled Tuesday that new congressional and state legislative maps drawn by... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — A three-judge state superior court panel ruled Tuesday that new congressional and state legislative maps drawn by Republican lawmakers do not violate the state constitution and therefore can be used in upcoming elections. The panel, which included... Read More

2022-01-10 19:15:54
by Dan McCue
South Carolina Lawmakers Pushing to Remove Judge from Redistricting Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. — When a process occurs once every 10 years, perceptions of old wounds can lead to very long... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — When a process occurs once every 10 years, perceptions of old wounds can lead to very long memories. A case in point is playing out in South Carolina, where Republicans in the state legislature are seeking to... Read More

2021-12-29 20:27:16
by Dan McCue
Spanberger to Seek Reelection in Virginia’s New 7th Congressional District

WASHINGTON — A day after the Virginia Supreme Court approved a new House district map that substantially redefines the area... Read More

WASHINGTON — A day after the Virginia Supreme Court approved a new House district map that substantially redefines the area she represents, Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger announced she’s all in for a reelection bid in 2022. “Nearly 200,000 Virginians in... Read More

2021-12-29 14:13:09
by Dan McCue
Dingell to Seek Reelection in New District After State Panel Unveils Map

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., announced Tuesday that after seven years of representing Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, she... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., announced Tuesday that after seven years of representing Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, she will move to the state’s newly drawn 6th Congressional District to pursue a re-election bid in 2022. Dingell, who has... Read More

2021-12-22 21:21:22
by Dan McCue
Tiebreaking Vote Secures Victory for Democrat-Friendly District Map

TRENTON, N.J. — With a tiebreaking vote by a former state Supreme Court justice, the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. — With a tiebreaking vote by a former state Supreme Court justice, the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission on Wednesday approved a new congressional district map seen as favoring the state’s Democrats. In the end, former Supreme Court... Read More

2021-12-21 16:38:49
by Dan McCue
California Redistricting Commission Approves Final District Maps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new congressional district map approved by California’s independent redistricting commission late Monday night appears to favor... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new congressional district map approved by California’s independent redistricting commission late Monday night appears to favor Democrats while making it slightly harder for Republican incumbents to get reelected. "We have reached the finish line for the... Read More

2021-12-17 22:16:23
by Dan McCue
Redistricting Panel’s Closed-Door Meeting Leads to Lawsuit

LANSING, Mich. — A number of media organizations are suing Michigan’s redistricting commission over its members’ decision to hold a... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — A number of media organizations are suing Michigan’s redistricting commission over its members’ decision to hold a closed-door meeting in October and then bar disclosure of several memos citing attorney-client privilege.  The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press,... Read More

2021-12-09 16:08:43
by Dan McCue
Court Delays North Carolina Primary Election Due to Map Dispute

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina’s 2022 primary election will be moved from March to May to allow lawsuits over the... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina’s 2022 primary election will be moved from March to May to allow lawsuits over the alleged gerrymandering of congressional and state legislative districts to play out in the court, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.... Read More

2021-12-06 20:03:53
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Sues Texas Over Redistricting Plan

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over the state’s new redistricting plan, alleging it violated Section 2... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over the state’s new redistricting plan, alleging it violated Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act by diluting the Latino vote. “The attorney general has made clear that the Justice... Read More

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

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