Latest Redistricting News

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 21, 2024 18:07 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. February 19, 2024. Editorial: Legislative maps obscure instability Gov. Tony Evers’ signature on the new legislative maps was hardly a surprise. The maps the Legislature passed were his own proposal, after all. Failing to sign in hopes of...

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor signs his new legislative maps into law after Republicans pass them

Feb. 20, 2024 07:17 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed new legislative district maps into law on Monday that he proposed and that the Republicans who control the Legislature passed to avoid having the liberal-controlled state Supreme Court draw the lines. Democrats hailed...

New York redistricting panel approves new congressional map with modest changes

Feb. 15, 2024 18:29 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s bipartisan redistricting commission approved a new congressional map Thursday that makes modest changes to three competitive districts but does not substantially alter the rest of the state's lines. The map proposal now moves to the...

Federal judges sound hesitant to overturn ruling on North Carolina Senate redistricting

Feb. 15, 2024 18:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An appeals court on Thursday weighed a plea to halt the use of two new North Carolina state Senate districts starting this year on arguments the boundaries approved by the Republican-controlled legislature illegally weaken the ability of Black voters in a large region to...

House Homeland chairman announces retirement a day after leading Mayorkas' impeachment

Feb. 14, 2024 19:08 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green on Wednesday announced that he won't run for a fourth term, pointing to the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas just the day before as among the reasons it is “time for me to return home.” ...

Missouri high court upholds voting districts drawn for state Senate

Feb. 14, 2024 16:37 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A divided Missouri Supreme Court upheld voting districts drawn for the state Senate on Wednesday, rejecting a legal challenge that claimed mapmakers should have placed a greater emphasis on keeping communities intact. The high court's 5-2 decision means...

GOP-led Wisconsin Legislature passes Democratic governor's legislative maps

Feb. 13, 2024 20:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's GOP-controlled Legislature on Tuesday passed legislative maps that were proposed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers — a move designed to prevent the liberal-controlled state Supreme Court from implementing maps that might be even worse for Republicans. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 13, 2024 07:16 AM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. February 8, 2024. Editorial: For voters’ sake, draw the line and end gerrymandering Lawmakers across the country are finagling ways to give themselves an edge in elections, which erodes the rights of voters to representatives of their choice....

Wisconsin Democrats inch closer to overturning Republican-drawn legislative maps

Feb. 12, 2024 09:57 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are inching closer to overturning Republican-drawn legislative maps that the GOP has used over the past 13 years to grow their majorities and advance their agenda. At issue in battleground Wisconsin are the boundaries for state Assembly and...

Judge: Louisiana legislative districts dilute Black voting strength, violate the Voting Rights Act

Feb. 08, 2024 19:02 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New state House and Senate boundary lines drawn up by the Louisiana Legislature in 2022 dilute Black voting strength in violation of the U.S. Voting Rights Act, a federal judge in Baton Rouge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick's ruling blocked the...