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Lawsuit says new majority Latino district in WA a 'facade'

Jan. 19, 2022 15:50 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Latino civil rights organization and others filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that says new political maps in Washington state approved by a bipartisan redistricting panel intentionally dilute Hispanic voters' influence. The legal action in the U.S. District Court...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 19, 2022 15:26 PM EST

Kenosha News. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Use more federal money to aid health care workers Give credit where credit is due and one person deserving a tip of the hat is state Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg. The state Senate majority leader has suggested that Gov....

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...

Senate committee endorses new Maryland legislative map

Jan. 18, 2022 20:32 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislators in a key Senate committee endorsed on Tuesday a new map for their own districts for the next election, choosing a map touted by Democratic leaders and rejecting one backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Approval went along party lines with 11...