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Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting maps

Dec. 06, 2021 20:54 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department sued Texas on Monday over its new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against minority voters, particularly Latinos, who have fueled the state’s population boom. The lawsuit claims the Republican-controlled state violated...

Democrat-led New Mexico delves into political redistricting

Dec. 06, 2021 20:52 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to draw new political maps in New Mexico began in earnest Monday as a Democrat-led Legislature convened a special legislative session on redistricting. States must redraw their congressional districts every 10 years to reflect new population numbers....

North Carolina court delays, then restores candidate filing

Dec. 06, 2021 19:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The start of North Carolina candidate filing for U.S. House and legislative seats was blocked on Monday by an appeals court panel — only to be restored hours later when most Court of Appeals judges agreed they wanted to decide whether a longer filing delay was warranted. ...

Democrat-led New Mexico delves into political redistricting

Dec. 06, 2021 17:11 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to draw new political maps in New Mexico began in earnest Monday as a Democrat-led Legislature convened a special legislative session on redistricting. States must redraw their congressional districts every 10 years to reflect new population numbers....

Maryland lawmakers convene for redistricting session

Dec. 06, 2021 16:37 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new congressional map that could enable Democrats to gain a seat and sweep all eight Maryland U.S. House seats was advanced Monday by a legislative committee, which did not act on a separate proposal by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The committee's 18-6 vote...

SC Senate appears poised to approve new districts

Dec. 06, 2021 16:21 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate appears poised to pass its new districts without a lot of opposition this week. The Judiciary Committee approved the plan 22-1 Monday with the only no vote from Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey. The Edgefield Republican said he...

Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting map, says plans discriminate against Latino, Black voters

Dec. 06, 2021 14:05 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department sues Texas over new redistricting map, says plans discriminate against Latino, Black voters.

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Dec. 5, 2021. Editorial: Abbott guarantees Texas grid is ready for winter. Where have we heard that before? Take it with a grain of salt, we’re told, about information from an questionable source. Gov. Greg...

Redistricting commission seeks input on plans for districts

Dec. 05, 2021 10:45 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The commission to redraw political districts in Rhode Island is seeking public input on its initial plans for the layout of the General Assembly districts. The Special Legislative Commission on Reapportionment has scheduled hearings around the...

Maryland congressional map could enable Democrats to go 8-0

Dec. 04, 2021 10:19 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will have dueling congressional maps before them when they convene for a special session on redistricting Monday, including a proposal that could enable Democrats to pick up a seat and sweep all eight Maryland U.S. House seats and a very different...