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Commission seeks more time to redraw congressional lines

Dec. 01, 2021 17:12 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The bipartisan commission charged with redrawing the boundaries for Connecticut's congressional districts has decided to request a three-week extension so it can complete its work. While the panel already approved redistricting plans for the state...

NC state legislators Davis, Edwards begin US House bids

Dec. 01, 2021 16:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More current North Carolina elected officials have thrown their hat into the ring to run for Congress next year, including two sitting members of the General Assembly. Democratic state Sen. Don Davis of Pitt County on Wednesday kicked off his...

Third lawsuit filed against Idaho's redistricting commission

Dec. 01, 2021 15:34 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A third lawsuit has been filed with the Idaho Supreme Court against Idaho’s redistricting commission over a new map redrawing the state’s 35 legislative districts. Spencer Stucki of Chubbuck, in southeastern Idaho, filed the lawsuit Wednesday...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 01, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Charleston Post and Courier. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: Deadbeats on the bench? SC chief justice’s order should spur magistrate reform We’ve seen a lot of evidence over the past few years that South Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of...

GOP's McCormick jumps districts as he seeks US House seat

Nov. 30, 2021 19:39 PM EST

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — A Republican who lost a bid for Congress in 2020 in a competitive suburban Atlanta district announced Tuesday that he's jumping to a new, more Republican congressional district to run for the U.S. House in 2022. Rich McCormick said he would run in...

Top Wisconsin court affirms GOP's preferred approach to maps

Nov. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Republicans in a redistricting dispute, ruling that it saw no need to make significant changes to the maps that have helped the GOP win majorities in the state Legislature and congressional delegation. ...

Judge won't order restart on NC legislative redistricting

Nov. 30, 2021 18:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge refused on Tuesday to essentially force state lawmakers to start over on this year's redistricting of General Assembly districts, saying he can't turn back the clock on the process that was used and led to new seat boundaries. ...

Recount in 1 Virginia House district set for this week

Nov. 30, 2021 17:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the two outstanding recounts requested by Democratic incumbents who trail their GOP challengers in Virginia House races is set to take place Thursday and Friday. Republicans won at least 50 seats in the 100-seat chamber in the Nov. 2...

GOP drops challenge to new Oregon congressional districts

Nov. 30, 2021 16:11 PM EST

SALEM (AP) — A group of former Republican elected officials have dropped their challenge to new Oregon congressional districts. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the move comes after a judicial panel last week unanimously dismissed a challenge to the new maps pushed...

Current lawmaker rare appointee among 12 California judges

Nov. 29, 2021 22:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom took the rare step of appointing a sitting California state lawmaker to one of 12 judgeships Monday, triggering a special election for the Los Angeles County seat. Assemblyman Ed Chau, a Democrat from Monterey Park, will fill...