Latest Redistricting News

Push to stop House map carving Nashville has legal obstacles

Jan. 19, 2022 14:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrats and voting rights organizations have blasted Tennessee Republicans for what they say is a brazen effort to dilute the state's Black vote by carving up booming Nashville into three likely GOP-controlled congressional districts. But their legal path for getting the...

SC Democrat moves final US House map debate to Senate floor

Jan. 19, 2022 14:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Democratic state senator who drew new U.S. House districts in South Carolina that would likely generate at least one more chance to send a Democrat to Washington said Wednesday he will wait to debate the his map before the full Senate. The decision by Sen....

Missouri redistricting plan could upend primary election

Jan. 19, 2022 14:06 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House gave lukewarm approval Wednesday to a plan for redrawing the state's eight congressional districts that left both Democrats and some conservative Republicans unhappy and could upend the state's calendar for holding its primary election. ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs competing redistricting maps

Jan. 19, 2022 13:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices on Wednesday weighed which map they should order enacted to set political boundaries for the next decade in the battleground state, with competing partisan interests arguing why theirs was the best option. The daylong hearing...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 19, 2022 12:14 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. January 13, 2022. Editorial: Troubling questions about Cumberland off-duty shooting On Saturday, Jason Walker was killed by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in Fayetteville. It was a month after his 37th birthday. The Cumberland...

Voting changes and more in Democrats' broad elections bill

Jan. 19, 2022 11:53 AM EST

The sweeping elections bill being considered by the Senate is about far more than voting. The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act would create national automatic voter registration, allow all voters to cast ballots by mail and weaken voter ID laws. It would ban partisan gerrymandering...

N. Carolina lawmakers meet to debate, vote on primary delay

Jan. 19, 2022 04:05 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is meeting to approve legislation that would delay the state’s primary by another three weeks. But it's unclear if enough Democrats will go along to make the postponement sought by Republicans stick. GOP leaders planned...

GOP redistricting plan in Kansas splits Democrat's district

Jan. 18, 2022 19:12 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are pursuing a redistricting proposal that would remove Democratic voters from the Kansas-City area swing district currently held by the state’s only Democratic member of Congress. The plan unveiled Tuesday also would move...

Missouri House rejects bid to bolster GOP congressional map

Jan. 18, 2022 17:53 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House endorsed a congressional redistricting plan Tuesday that is projected to maintain the state's Republican edge but turned back an attempt by some GOP members to more aggressively redraw districts to their advantage. The proposed map for...

Democrats pan plan by N. Carolina GOP to delay primary again

Jan. 18, 2022 17:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday panned a fast-moving effort by Republicans to delay primary elections by another three weeks, saying scheduling should be left to the state Supreme Court that is scrutinizing GOP redistricting plans. ...