Latest Redistricting News

Wisconsin Republicans release redistricting plan

Oct. 20, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature released their redistricting plans on Wednesday, maps that were immediately blasted as “rigged” because they are based largely on existing districts the GOP drew a decade ago that solidified their majorities. ...

Redistricting options from NC senators released to public

Oct. 20, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After two weeks of mapmaking in open meeting rooms, North Carolina senators have presented some proposals to the public on how they might redraw congressional or state Senate district lines for the next decade. The Senate Redistricting Committee...

Illinois Dems face criticism, not just from GOP, on new maps

Oct. 20, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats are getting pushback on new congressional district boundaries they proposed last week, and not just from Republicans who stand to lose U.S. House seats under the plan. Voters from Chicago's southwest side, who were drawn out of the...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 20, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. October 20, 2021. Editorial: ESPRI Funding May Have Ended, But Local Fight Against Poverty Has Not The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative did a lot of good in the Jamestown area, and the seeds the state money allowed...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Oct. 20, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. October 18, 2021. Editorial: South Dakota Redistricting: Redrawing The State South Dakotans are finding out a few things in the once-in-a-decade exercise of legislative redistricting currently being conducted by state...

New redistricting committee all but gives up map effort

Oct. 20, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s new bipartisan redistricting committee all but gave up its effort to draw new congressional maps after committee members could not find consensus on what constitutes a politically fair map. The redistricting committee had already...

Redistricting panel picks 9th member, hopes to meet deadline

Oct. 20, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The panel of state lawmakers charged with redrawing Connecticut's legislative and congressional district lines has once again chosen a former state senator who also served as a state auditor to be its ninth, tie-breaking member. Kevin Johnston of...

Two Montanas? New maps highlight state's split personality

Oct. 20, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

CASCADE, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the Census has awarded Montana a second seat in Congress. On paper, that leaves the state's redistricting commission with the easiest task of all its counterparts across the country: Divide the expansive state in half. ...

After delays, West Virginia Senate passes redistricting map

Oct. 19, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After days of delays, West Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate approved its redistricting map with little debate Tuesday. The 17-district map passed on a 31-2 vote after the start of the Senate's floor session was pushed back multiple times....

Michigan redistricting panel: 'Show up, speak up' on maps

Oct. 19, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Members of Michigan's redistricting commission are urging residents to speak up about draft congressional and legislative maps. The first of five public hearings will be held Wednesday in Detroit. The panel wants feedback on 10 maps it drew...