Latest Redistricting News

Redistricting commission seeks input on plans for districts

Dec. 05, 2021 10:45 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The commission to redraw political districts in Rhode Island is seeking public input on its initial plans for the layout of the General Assembly districts. The Special Legislative Commission on Reapportionment has scheduled hearings around the...

Maryland congressional map could enable Democrats to go 8-0

Dec. 04, 2021 10:19 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will have dueling congressional maps before them when they convene for a special session on redistricting Monday, including a proposal that could enable Democrats to pick up a seat and sweep all eight Maryland U.S. House seats and a very different...

Before redistricting, change of power coming in SC Senate

Dec. 04, 2021 10:18 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before the South Carolina Senate takes up redistricting Monday, the chamber's president will likely step down to take charge of its most powerful committee. Senators expect Harvey Peeler of Gaffney, now the chamber's longest serving Republican at...

WA Supreme Court declines to draw new redistricting plan

Dec. 03, 2021 18:31 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Friday said a plan adopted by the Washington Redistricting Commission “substantially complied” with statutory deadlines, and declined to adopt a new redistricting plan for the state. "This is not a situation in which...

NC judges deny requests to block elections under new maps

Dec. 03, 2021 18:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's 2022 elections under new legislative and congressional maps can begin as scheduled next week after state judges on Friday rejected demands from lawsuit filers who claim the lines have to be blocked because they so egregiously favor Republicans. ...

Majority-minority state redraws political map, alliances

Dec. 02, 2021 20:03 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Political boundaries are being redrawn by New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature in a sparsely populated state where Hispanics and Native Americans account for roughly six in 10 residents. The Legislature convenes Monday at noon to forge new...

Matanuska-Susitna Borough challenging new redistricting maps

Dec. 02, 2021 19:38 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is suing the Alaska Redistricting Board over recently drawn legislative boundaries that it says dilutes the votes of borough residents. The lawsuit — brought on behalf of the borough and Michael Brown, the borough...

Voter rights groups sue over Ohio GOP's congressional map

Dec. 02, 2021 12:46 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawsuits are accumulating against Ohio's new congressional map, just as they did for GOP-drawn maps of new legislative districts, as voting and civil-rights groups allege partisan gerrymandering against the state's ruling Republicans. The latest...

SC House special session avoids anything but redistricting

Dec. 01, 2021 17:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House started its redistricting special session on Wednesday with an assurance that they will likely handle nothing but new maps for state House and Senate and U.S. House districts. House members approved a resolution requiring...

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...