Latest Redistricting News

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 23, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Advance Media New York. June 16, 2022. Editorial: NY election ‘citizen auditors’ are playing a dangerous game Shame on former state Senate candidate Angi Renna for lending her reputation to a shadowy fringe group challenging the results of New York’s 2020...

Top court: Kansas Constitution allows partisan redistricting

Jun. 21, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top court declared Tuesday that the state constitution doesn't prohibit partisan gerrymandering, prompting one dissenting justice to accuse the majority of ignoring a “full-scale assault on democracy" from a Republican congressional redistricting law. ...

Florida primary will be a scramble to fill US House seats

Jun. 20, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With about two months before Florida’s primary, the most exciting event to watch outside the Democratic nomination for governor is the mad scramble to fill congressional seats. The departure of four U.S. House members, Florida’s acquisition of a new...

Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP

Jun. 19, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans that could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting, and cut state courts out of the equation. The issue...

Louisiana asks Supreme Court to delay mostly Black district

Jun. 17, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Louisiana’s secretary of state and attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to put a hold on a federal judge’s order for the state to create a second majority Black congressional district by Monday. Judge Shelly Dick’s ruling “throws the election process into...

GOP mapmakers' defiance of Ohio high court divides parties

Jun. 17, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State leaders continued to spar on Friday over whether the Ohio Supreme Court should force the state's Republican-dominated political mapmaking panel to answer for defying a court order to redraw unconstitutional Statehouse maps. Republican Secretary of State...

Judge denies extension for Louisiana redistricting deadline

Jun. 16, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A request by Louisiana legislative leaders to extend the deadline of completing a new congressional map — that must include a second majority-Black district — was rejected by a federal judge Thursday. During the morning hearing, U.S. District Judge Shelly...

Convicted Florida ex-congresswoman seeks return to House

Jun. 16, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida congresswoman convicted of a federal tax charge in a charity fraud case wants to return to the U.S. House. Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown filed papers Thursday to run in Florida's 10th District, which is an open seat because incumbent Democrat Val...

Louisiana lawmakers resume work on remapping House districts

Jun. 15, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to redesign congressional maps that a federal judge threw out for violating the Voting Rights Act, resuming their work amid growing frustrations under a looming court deadline. The Republican-dominated...

Democratic recount doesn't change Georgia 10th District race

Jun. 14, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The candidates in a Democratic runoff for Georgia's 10th Congressional District are still Tabitha Johnson-Green and Jessica Fore, after a recount demanded by third-place finisher Phyllis Hatcher didn't allow Hatcher to overtake Fore for second place. Georgia...