Latest Redistricting News

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Census head wasn't told about Trump district drawing order

Jul. 29, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham testified Wednesday that he wasn’t informed ahead of time about President Donald Trump's order seeking to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the process of redrawing congressional districts. Dillingham testified during an emergency congressional hearing...

Caleb Antram of Somerset fills out a census form on-line outside of the Somerset Courthouse during the Somerset County commissioners census day party on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Experts worry about errors if census schedule is sped up

Jul. 28, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After asking for coronavirus-related deadline extensions in April, the Trump administration now appears to be abandoning that request by asking Congress for extra funding to wrap up the 2020 census “as quickly, and safely as possible" in a move that could help ensure the...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census as they wait in the car with their family at an outreach event in Dallas. Thousands of census takers are about to begin the most labor-intensive part of America’s once-a-decade headcount (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

California, Florida, Texas lose House seats with Trump order

Jul. 25, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If President Donald Trump succeeds in getting immigrants in the country illegally excluded from being counted in the redrawing of U.S. House districts, California, Florida and Texas would end up with one less congressional seat each than if every resident were counted, according to an...

FILE- In this Nov. 19, 2019 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a news conference at her office in New York. James leads a coalition of states, counties and cities that filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Friday, July 24, 2020, over his executive order that would not include people in the U.S. illegally in how congressional districts are redrawn. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Lawsuits filed against Trump over order on district drawing

Jul. 24, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of states, counties and cities and another of civil and immigrants' rights groups sued President Donald Trump on Friday over his executive order that would not include people in the U.S. illegally in how congressional districts are redrawn. In the lawsuits, filed in federal...

Court denies AG's bid to halt initiative signature gathering

Jul. 24, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Those backing a plan to put an independent commission in charge of Oregon’s redistricting process will get additional time to gather signatures and a lower threshold to qualify their initiative for the November ballot because of the pandemic, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

FILE - This Wednesday, July 15, 2020 file photo shows rolls of coins in a container at a market in Nanticoke, Pa. On Friday, July 24, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly denying the existence of a coin shortage in the U.S. The shortage is real, says The Federal Reserve, which manages the country's coin inventory. Coins aren’t being circulated because businesses are closed and sales are down during the pandemic. (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 24, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: There is no coin shortage. Coins get recirculated, they don’t just...

FILE - Protesters hold banners on the steps of the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre in a Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo.Iowa, South Carolina and South Dakota recently joined Nebraska in agreeing to share driver's license information with the U.S. Census Bureau to help the Trump administration with the controversial task of figuring out the citizenship status of every U.S. resident. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Court challenge ahead for Trump's district drawing order

Jul. 22, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Civil rights groups on Wednesday gave notice in court of their intent to squelch an effort by President Donald Trump to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being included in the head count when congressional districts are redrawn. Civil rights groups already challenging an order...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's new immigration fight: how to redraw House districts

Jul. 21, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being included in the headcount as congressional districts are redrawn, a move that drew immediate criticism and promises of court challenges on constitutional grounds. Trump said...

FILE - Protesters hold banners on the steps of the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre in a Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo.Iowa, South Carolina and South Dakota recently joined Nebraska in agreeing to share driver's license information with the U.S. Census Bureau to help the Trump administration with the controversial task of figuring out the citizenship status of every U.S. resident. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

3 more states share license data for citizenship efforts

Jul. 16, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Iowa, South Carolina and South Dakota have now joined Nebraska in agreeing to share state driver's license information with the U.S. Census Bureau to help the Trump administration to determine the citizenship status of every U.S. resident. Until recently, Nebraska had been the sole...

Oregon AG appeals federal judge's order on redistricting bid

Jul. 15, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general announced Wednesday she is fighting a federal judge's order for Oregon to give more leeway to a group that seeks to change how the state carves up its electoral districts. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said in his order Monday that the coronavirus pandemic...