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Revamped New Mexico 3-seat congressional map advances

Dec. 08, 2021 22:52 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic legislators on Wednesday advanced a plan to redraw New Mexico’s three congressional districts and reshape a southern district that has traditionally been dominated by Republicans. The map revamp from Democratic Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces...

NC’s top court halts March primary due to remapping suits

Dec. 08, 2021 21:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court on Wednesday pushed back the March election primaries for legislative, congressional and judicial seats to give state courts time to review lawsuits claiming the Republican-controlled legislature illegally gerrymandered some districts. ...

Maryland General Assembly approves new congressional map

Dec. 08, 2021 20:58 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly approved a new congressional map on Wednesday, sending new Democratic-backed district boundaries for the state's eight U.S. House districts to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The governor, who submitted a different proposal developed...

Lawmakers to take first steps toward new congressional map

Dec. 08, 2021 20:51 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican-controlled state House committee planned to vote on a proposed map of Pennsylvania's new congressional districts that its chair introduced into legislation Wednesday, as a rival map was being prepared in the Senate where lawmakers promise an open process with...

Newspapers sue redistricting panel over closed meeting

Dec. 08, 2021 18:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan newspapers sued the state's redistricting commission, demanding that it release a recording of a closed meeting and make public two memos that panel members discussed during the meeting. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by The Detroit News, the Detroit...

Recount upholds GOP win in Virginia's 91st District House race; Republicans will have 52 seats

Dec. 08, 2021 18:46 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Recount upholds GOP win in Virginia's 91st District House race; Republicans will have 52 seats.

Ex-Rep. Renee Ellmers mounts bid for congressional return

Dec. 08, 2021 18:07 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers announced Wednesday that she will seek a congressional comeback. The former Republican congresswoman who has been a staunch ally and early supporter of former President Donald Trump said in a news release that she...

Leader of House minority caucus to step down at year's end

Dec. 08, 2021 17:37 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House’s Democratic caucus says she’s stepping down at the end of the year. Rep. Emilia Sykes, an Akron Democrat, has held the minority leader position for three years. She said Wednesday she’s considering future options, including...

North Carolina Supreme Court delays primary for legislative, congressional seats until redistricting lawsuits are heard

Dec. 08, 2021 17:22 PM EST
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Supreme Court delays primary for legislative, congressional seats until redistricting lawsuits are heard.

Ohio redistricting fight: Was favoring one party allowed?

Dec. 08, 2021 15:54 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legal arguments for and against Ohio's new maps of state legislative districts centered Wednesday on whether it was okay for a powerful new redistricting commission to disregard constitutional language that required at least an attempt at avoiding partisan favoritism. ...