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Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments over redistricting

Jan. 15, 2022 11:33 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments in four separate lawsuits brought against the state's redistricting commission on Friday, all of them challenging various aspects of the new legislative district map. The bipartisan Idaho Commission for Reapportionment is...

Let the challenges begin! Time for contesting census is here

Jan. 15, 2022 09:13 AM EST

Detroit's mayor believes tens of thousands of residents in the majority-Black city were missed in the 2020 census. Somerton, Arizona, leaders are incredulous the Census Bureau says they lost residents during a decade when the overwhelmingly Hispanic community grew enough to warrant a new high...

N. Carolina Supreme Court sets Feb. 2 redistricting hearing

Jan. 14, 2022 17:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Supreme Court will hear lawyers' arguments in pending redistricting litigation early next month. The court announced Friday that it will hold a virtual hearing the morning of Feb. 2. Other filing deadlines for briefs were set at intervals over...

Ohio Supreme Court rejects GOP-drawn congressional map

Jan. 14, 2022 16:39 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican-drawn congressional map was rejected by the state's high court Friday, giving hope to national Democrats who had argued it unfairly delivered several potentially competitive seats in this year's critical midterm elections to Republicans. In...

Ex-GOP mayor making bid against Rep. Mrvan for Indiana seat

Jan. 14, 2022 13:22 PM EST

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A former Republican mayor is campaigning for a congressional seat in northwestern Indiana, signaling that the GOP aims to make its most serious bid in decades in a district that’s long been a Democratic stronghold. Former LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo announced...

Judges block certification of utility regulation candidates

Jan. 13, 2022 18:26 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A panel of three federal judges ruled Thursday that Montana's secretary of state cannot certify candidates for the two seats on the state's utility regulating board that are up for election this year until a lawsuit over balancing the number of residents in each district is...

Rhode Island panel OKs voting maps with last-minute change

Jan. 13, 2022 17:26 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A panel voted Wednesday to approve new voting districts for the state legislature and congressional seats in Rhode Island, with a last-minute change. The Redistricting Committee voted 13-4 to approve new district maps for state House and Senate seats, The...

Senate committee approves new Florida congressional map

Jan. 13, 2022 17:11 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Senate Reapportion Committee approved a new Florida congressional map Thursday with no discussion or debate. Only one committee member, Democratic Sen. Audrey Gibson, voted against the plan, which adds a new 28th district in central Florida which should...

US House map splitting Nashville advances in state Senate

Jan. 13, 2022 14:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposed U.S. House map that carves up fast-growing, Democratic-leaning Nashville into three different congressional districts advanced another step Thursday over strenuous objections from Democrats that it unfairly dilutes Black representation in Tennessee. ...

Recusals sought as remapping case moves to NC Supreme Court

Jan. 12, 2022 22:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The legal fight over North Carolina's redistricting plans shifted quickly to the state Supreme Court the day after trial judges refused to throw out the new maps. By Wednesday, nearly half of the justices had been asked by lawyers to stay out of upcoming deliberations because...