Latest Redistricting News

Republican Party challenges New Mexico political maps

Jan. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party on Friday filed a legal challenge to New Mexico's recently approved political map that reshapes the state's three congressional districts. The lawsuit was filed in a Roswell-based state district court. The state Republican Party and...

GOP map likely to hinder lone Democrat clears Kansas Senate

Jan. 21, 2022 18:07 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans used their supermajority Friday to win Kansas Senate approval for a redistricting plan that likely would make it harder for the state's only Democrat in Congress to win reelection this year. The nearly four-hour debate ahead of the Senate's 26-9 vote...

Trial begins over challenges to Alaska redistricting plan

Jan. 21, 2022 17:47 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Trial began Friday in a consolidated case that challenges Alaska's newly redrawn political boundaries. Superior Court Judge Thomas Matthews, who is overseeing the case, earlier this month outlined plans for an 11-day trial, with each of the five groups of...

Republicans sue to block Michigan's new congressional map

Jan. 21, 2022 17:33 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans sued to block the state's new congressional map, saying it is constitutionally flawed because of population deviations, too much splitting of municipal lines and the carving up of “communities of interest.” The lawsuit, filed Thursday...

Groups that won suits over Ohio maps submit their own plan

Jan. 21, 2022 16:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The winners of lawsuits challenging Ohio's gerrymandered legislative maps submitted their own plan for new lines to the state's redistricting panel Friday, signaling a possible path to ending legal wrangling as 2022 elections approach. “Our teams worked...

GOP redistricting measures draw court challenge in Kentucky

Jan. 20, 2022 20:30 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's newly drawn congressional and state House maps drew a swift court challenge Thursday as GOP lawmakers overrode the Democratic governor's vetoes of the redistricting bills. The lawsuit claimed the boundaries approved by the Republican-dominated...

SC Senate passes new US House districts with minimal changes

Jan. 20, 2022 16:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate approved a new map for the state's U.S. House seats on Thursday, making minimal changes to the current seven districts of which all but one reliably elect Republicans. Senators voted 26-15 vote for passage strictly along party lines....

Florida Senate approves new political maps

Jan. 20, 2022 16:42 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate passed bills to create a new Florida congressional map and redraw state Senate districts on Thursday with bipartisan support. Only four Democrats opposed the congressional map, and three voted against the Senate districts. ...

House map carving Nashville clears state Senate

Jan. 20, 2022 13:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A plan to split fast-growing Nashville into multiple congressional seats cleared a key hurdle Thursday after state Senate Republicans signed off on the proposal despite objections from Democrats who warn the new map unfairly affects Black voters. The move...

Nebraska state lawmaker files to run for congressional seat

Jan. 20, 2022 09:59 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Tony Vargas, of Omaha, has officially jumped into the race for the state's 2nd Congressional District. Vargas, a Democrat, filed papers Wednesday to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, a Republican. Bacon first won the seat in 2016 and...