Latest Redistricting News

Democrats seek 7-7 party split in Georgia congressional map

Oct. 21, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats released their preferred version of a congressional map on Thursday — a plan likely going nowhere in the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly. The proposal would likely split Georgia's congressional districts 7-7 among...

Montana redistricting commission advances two map proposals

Oct. 21, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's redistricting commission has honed in on two maps dividing the state into two congressional districts, after the commission's nonpartisan chair said she disapproved of all nine maps proposed earlier this month by the two Republican and two Democratic...

Raft of bills submitted ahead of North Dakota's session

Oct. 21, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Next month’s abbreviated session of the North Dakota Legislature is intended to finish the job of legislative redistricting and determine how federal coronavirus relief aid will be spent, though some lawmakers want to broaden the agenda. More...

Evers tells Republicans to start over on redistricting plans

Oct. 21, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers told Republican lawmakers to start over on their redistricting plans, saying Thursday they will “have to do better” if they expect him to sign the proposals that would solidify the majorities already in place. The...

What could happen next with indicted US Rep. Fortenberry

Oct. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry could have a big impact on his future in Nebraska politics and the 2022 election, opening the door to possible outcomes that would have seemed far-fetched just days ago. The nine-term Republican congressman...

Lawmakers: South Carolina redistricting lawsuit is premature

Oct. 21, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Leading South Carolina Republican lawmakers are dismissing allegations they are taking too long to draw new congressional and legislative districts, arguing that legal action should be held off until new lines are actually drawn. The response came...

New Iowa maps would shift congresswomen into new districts

Oct. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Cindy Axne and Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks would be pushed into the same congressional district under Iowa redistricting maps released Thursday. The proposal from Iowa's nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency also would keep the...

Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

Oct. 20, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory panel to the Legislature on political redistricting on Wednesday advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico’s Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities. ...

Wisconsin Republicans release redistricting plan

Oct. 20, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature released their redistricting plans on Wednesday, maps that were immediately blasted as “rigged” because they are based largely on existing districts the GOP drew a decade ago that solidified their majorities. ...

Redistricting options from NC senators released to public

Oct. 20, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After two weeks of mapmaking in open meeting rooms, North Carolina senators have presented some proposals to the public on how they might redraw congressional or state Senate district lines for the next decade. The Senate Redistricting Committee...