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New maps spark debate over majority-minority districts

Nov. 25, 2021 10:40 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Adam Hollier is a lieutenant in the Army Reserves, a paratrooper, Detroit native, a Democrat and a Black man. He is also a state senator who represents a majority-Black district that stretches across the northeastern edge of his economically battered and resilient hometown....

Alabama House OKs new congressional, legislative districts

Nov. 01, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republicans in the Alabama House of Representatives on Monday advanced new lines for legislative and congressional districts with the expectation that the maps will almost certainly face a court challenge. Lawmakers voted 65-38 to approve the...

Alabama GOP sends new district maps for legislative approval

Oct. 29, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican-led committees in the Alabama Legislature advanced new congressional, legislative and school board districts on Friday as lawmakers try to get new maps in place before the 2022. The House State Government Committee voted along party...

Alabama lawmakers begin special session on redistricting

Oct. 28, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Legislature convened Thursday for a special session on drawing the state’s legislative, school board and congressional districts, although many expect the issue will ultimately be headed for federal court. The Legislature is...

GOP advances legislative maps; Democrats say process rushed

Oct. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican lawmakers serving on a redistricting committee swiftly advanced proposed legislative and congressional maps Tuesday — just one day after the maps were completed — over the objections of Democrats, who say the process was rushed and the congressional...