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North Carolina Rep. Holding won't seek 2020 reelection

Dec. 6, 2019 12:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Rep. George Holding announced on Friday he won't run for reelection — the victim of a congressional map redrawn following a court order that now makes his district lean to the left. Holding represents the Triangle-area 2nd Congressional District,...

Duncan Hunter's exit unsettles US House race in California

Dec. 5, 2019 5:23 PM EST

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter has indicated he's on his way out of office after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, a break for California's beleaguered GOP that increases the chances the party keeps one of its few remaining House seats in the heavily Democratic state. ...

6 apply for Missouri's nonpartisan redistricting post

Dec. 5, 2019 2:11 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — About half a dozen people have applied for an influential new job in Missouri to draw state legislative districts under a nationally unique mandate to achieve “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" in elections. Missouri's “nonpartisan state...

NC lawmaker may challenge Sen. Tillis after district redrawn

Dec. 4, 2019 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Walker may challenge GOP Sen. Thom Tillis for the party's Senate nomination next year or might run against either of two GOP House colleagues in their primaries, a spokesman for Walker said Wednesday. Walker was faced with the decision after the North...

Judges: New North Carolina Congress map will be used in 2020

Dec. 2, 2019 9:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges ordered a new U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month be used in the 2020 elections, deciding on Monday there wasn’t time to scrutinize the boundaries further for any left-over extreme partisan bias. The three-judge panel...

Impeachment’s influence hazy as issue in congressional races

Nov. 30, 2019 8:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aim to use the House drive toward impeaching President Donald Trump to whittle down Democrats’ majority by dislodging vulnerable incumbents from swing districts loaded with moderate voters. It could work, especially in Democratic-held districts Trump carried in 2016...

The Latest: Pro-democracy group does well in Hong Kong vote

Nov. 24, 2019 5:27 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong election (all times local): 6:25 a.m. Monday Partial returns show that pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections as voters sent a clear signal of support for the anti-government protests that rocked the Chinese...

Congress filing in North Carolina delayed during map fight

Nov. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges have officially delayed candidate filing for the state’s congressional seats while they sort out whether replacement districts approved by Republicans who lost another political gerrymandering case should be used for next year’s elections. The...

Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistricting

Nov. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EST

The re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the third...

Correction: Census-Prison Gerrymandering story

Nov. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about how the U.S. Census Bureau counts prisoners, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a Villanova University professor. The correct spelling is Brianna Remster. A corrected version of the story is below: Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan...