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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...

North Carolina lawmakers redraw state’s congressional map

Nov. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year. The GOP-controlled General Assembly enacted boundaries for...

The Latest: Plaintiffs to fight new N Carolina Congress map

Nov. 15, 2019 4:51 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly redrawing the state’s congressional map (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s congressional district map will fight a replacement map approved by the Republican-controlled...

Georgia Republican ends bid for competitive House seat

Nov. 14, 2019 7:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican Georgia state senator is ending his bid to represent a suburban Atlanta congressional district that Democrats narrowly flipped last year. Sen. Brandon Beach’s exit from Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race Thursday leaves Karen Handel as the front-runner among...

North Carolina redistricting proposal threatens 2 incumbents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political future of two GOP incumbents could be endangered as North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a new congressional district map Thursday in response to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The reconfigured districts have become necessary since state judges blocked use...

The Latest: North Carolina Congress remap clears state House

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly redrawing the state’s congressional map (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A redrawn map of North Carolina’s congressional districts has cleared one chamber of the state legislature. The state House voted 55-46 on Thursday for...

Probe: Contact between Trump adviser and gerrymandering guru

Nov. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EST

House Democrats investigating the origins of a proposed citizenship question for the 2020 Census said Tuesday they've found previously undisclosed communications between a Trump administration adviser and a redistricting guru who favored excluding noncitizens from population counts to help Republicans. Trump...

N Carolina lawmakers wrap up initial Congress map drawings

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have wrapped up several days of map drawing while looking for replacement boundaries for the state's 13 U.S. House districts following a recent court order. A joint House-Senate committee met on Tuesday as lawmakers and staff worked on mapmaking computers for...