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South Carolina sued over newly drawn state House districts

Dec. 24, 2021 13:01 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two civil rights groups are suing South Carolina, saying the newly drawn state House maps discriminate against Black people by diluting their voting power and again saying lawmakers are taking too long to approve U.S. House maps. The groups amended an October...

Tennessee House panel adopts new redistricting plan

Dec. 17, 2021 17:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee House panel on Friday advanced a new map of the state representative districts despite objections from some lawmakers concerned that the proposal places several Democratic incumbents into the same districts. If enacted, Democratic lawmakers in...

US population center moves 11.8 miles; still in Missouri

Nov. 16, 2021 17:10 PM EST

HARTVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Some people might describe Hartville, Missouri, as being in the middle of nowhere, but the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday announced that it's the closest town to the middle of the nation. The hamlet of about 600 people in the Missouri Ozarks is...

America is about to find where its once-a-decade heart is

Nov. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EST

America is about to find out where its heart is. The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday is announcing where the new population center of the U.S. is located, an event that take places every 10 years after the once-a-decade census shows where people are living. The center of...

SC House to release its redistricting maps; Senate's are out

Nov. 07, 2021 11:03 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters should have an idea by the end of this week what both their state Senate and House districts will look like when they go to the polls next year. The House committee handling redistricting plans to meet Wednesday and will...

New SC Senate map moves district from Columbia to Charleston

Nov. 04, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A proposed map of new South Carolina Senate lines based on 2020 U.S. Census data moves one district from Richland County to faster growing Charleston County, but appears to keep most other senators in their current districts. A committee of...