Latest Redistricting News

Colorado congressional map work to continue through weekend

Sep. 24, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Members of Colorado's independent congressional redistricting committee suggested several changes Friday to the latest draft map with a Tuesday deadline to submit a plan to the state Supreme Court for approval. Suggestions by individual commissioners were...

Nebraska advances new congressional map that could help GOP

Sep. 24, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced new congressional boundaries Friday that could make it harder for Democratic presidential hopefuls to pick up one of the state's five Electoral College votes, as they've done twice since 2008. Nearly all Republicans in the...

Oklahoma governor calls special session for redistricting

Sep. 24, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday called a special session of the Legislature to address redistricting of the state's federal and state legislative districts. Stitt said the session will begin Nov. 15 to draw new district maps for for all 101...

Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Sep. 24, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed off on new electoral maps the Legislature will use for the next decade, despite concerns from certain groups, including some Black and Latino voters, that they weren't able to weigh in and wouldn't be fairly represented. ...

GOP's Ohio legislative maps hit with 2nd lawsuit in 2 days

Sep. 24, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s newly drawn legislative district maps were hit Friday with the second lawsuit in two days that alleges Republican gerrymandering that violated the state constitution. The lawsuit, filed in the Ohio Supreme Court by the National Democratic...

Wisconsin Republicans take redistricting case to high court

Sep. 24, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican state lawmakers on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss a redistricting lawsuit brought by Democrats that asks a federal court to draw political boundary lines in the battleground state. The filing by attorneys...

Tense days in Legislature ahead of OR redistricting deadline

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

In the final days leading up to Oregon's redistricting deadline, state House Democrats remain adamant about their proposed new political maps and think they have cleared a path to pass them while Republicans are contemplating a walkout to block those plans. With the...

Masks are back for lawmakers; school outbreaks top 70

Sep. 24, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine legislative leaders are requiring lawmakers to wear masks when they convene next week for a special session. The Legislative Council voted 7-3 to return to a mask mandate for lawmakers who'll be gathering amid a growing number of daily...

Iowa panel to report Iowans at hearings support redrawn map

Sep. 23, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state commission will submit a report to the Iowa Legislature that indicates Iowans who offered an opinion support the first set of maps drawn by a nonpartisan state agency. A majority of the five-member Iowa Temporary Redistricting Advisory...

Final version of Colorado congressional maps released

Sep. 23, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Independent Redistricting Commission released its final congressional map on Thursday, sketching out a possible future in which solidly Democratic Colorado has an evenly-divided delegation to the House of Representatives. The document will be...