Latest Redistricting News

Top Wisconsin court affirms GOP's preferred approach to maps

Nov. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Republicans in a redistricting dispute, ruling that it saw no need to make significant changes to the maps that have helped the GOP win majorities in the state Legislature and congressional delegation. ...

Judge won't order restart on NC legislative redistricting

Nov. 30, 2021 18:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge refused on Tuesday to essentially force state lawmakers to start over on this year's redistricting of General Assembly districts, saying he can't turn back the clock on the process that was used and led to new seat boundaries. ...

GOP drops challenge to new Oregon congressional districts

Nov. 30, 2021 16:11 PM EST

SALEM (AP) — A group of former Republican elected officials have dropped their challenge to new Oregon congressional districts. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the move comes after a judicial panel last week unanimously dismissed a challenge to the new maps pushed...

NC General Assembly wraps up most of its 2021 work

Nov. 29, 2021 22:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up late Monday nearly all of its work for the calendar year, although vetoes, redistricting rulings or other items could bring lawmakers back to Raleigh for more activity within weeks. The...

Conservative freshman lawmaker enters Alaska governor's race

Nov. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conservative freshman state legislator announced plans Monday to run for governor in Alaska, joining a field that includes Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a former governor and a former state lawmaker. Rep. Christopher Kurka, a Wasilla Republican,...

Stivers: Lawmakers would be ready to tackle redistricting

Nov. 29, 2021 18:43 PM EST

The Kentucky Senate's top leader pushed back Monday against the governor's insistence on seeing redistricting plans before deciding whether to call a special session, saying lawmakers wield the policymaking power to redraw legislative and congressional boundaries. ...

Arkansas panel approves new state House, Senate districts

Nov. 29, 2021 18:34 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican panel on Monday approved new boundaries for Arkansas' state House and Senate seats that creates a new majority-Hispanic district but still drew complaints that it dilutes minority voters' representation in the Legislature. The Board...

Panel recommends Dereck Davis to be new Maryland treasurer

Nov. 29, 2021 18:18 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A panel of Maryland state lawmakers voted Monday to recommend Del. Dereck Davis to become the state’s next treasurer. The Special Joint Legislative Committee to Select the State Treasurer voted 10-0 for Davis, a Prince George’s County Democrat...

Political maps released by Florida House could help GOP

Nov. 29, 2021 16:36 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House released its proposed congressional maps on Monday, which appear to give Republicans more of an advantage than the Senate-proposed maps released earlier this month. Of particular significance, the maps would make Democratic...

Cunningham joins SC Democrats unhappy with US House proposal

Nov. 29, 2021 15:24 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democratic senators said Monday they want more information about how staff members came up with the proposed new maps for U.S. House seats before they can support them. The new maps didn't make wholesale changes in the state's seven...