Latest Redistricting News

Critics say Indiana redistricting dilutes minority influence

Sep. 27, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Critics on Monday assailed the proposed new Indiana congressional and legislative districts as rigged in favor of Republicans, alleging they dilute the influence of minority voters. More than 20 people spoke against the Republican-drawn redistricting...

House Republicans return to Oregon Capitol for redistricting

Sep. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Despite a threat to block new political maps Republican state lawmakers returned to the Oregon Capitol on Monday — the final day for the Legislature to complete redistricting. Enough GOP lawmakers returned to the House floor to achieve a quorum...

Texas GOP tries to protect US House seats under new maps

Sep. 27, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans proposed redrawn congressional maps Monday that would shore up their slipping dominance and bolster their nearly two dozen U.S. House members, while adding new districts in booming Austin and Houston. Texas was the big winner in...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Sep. 27, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Sept. 23, 2021. Editorial: Legislature mustn’t drag out its redistricting work into next year Twice over the past week, factions in the Nebraska Legislature have demonstrated they have the numbers to stymie each other in their...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 27, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Sept. 24, 2021. Editorial: Disingenuous Ohio Republicans disregard will of people to maintain dominance Ohio voters, we have egg all over our faces. How silly of us to think that the state’s top elected...

SC House holds more redistricting meetings as maps delayed

Sep. 26, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House will take online testimony this week about redistricting as it appears the General Assembly won't take up the new maps for U.S. House and state Senate and House districts for several months. The House's redistricting...

In redistricting, big say for big cities in DC power balance

Sep. 26, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As political muscle goes, bigger doesn't always mean better. Just ask New York, Los Angeles and Chicago every four years, when those cities become mostly irrelevant blips on the Electoral College map. But as congressional redistricting gets underway,...

Oregon lawmakers stall over redistricting as deadline looms

Sep. 25, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republicans in the Oregon House failed to show up for a floor session on Saturday, thwarting majority Democrats’ attempts to pass new political maps before a looming deadline. The absence of GOP lawmakers denied the House a quorum, meaning there...

Redistricting commission schedules first round of meetings

Sep. 25, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The commission to redraw political districts in Rhode Island has scheduled its first round of meetings across the state. The Special Legislative Commission on Reapportionment is charged with drafting and reporting to the General Assembly on how...

Plan keeps Waterville in 1st District, moves Augusta to 2nd

Sep. 25, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's bipartisan redistricting commission has agreed to move the state capital of Augusta into the 2nd Congressional District while leaving the city of Waterville in the 1st. The Portland Press Herald reports that the 15-member Apportionment...