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ACLU, voter groups sue in Ohio over new legislative maps

Sep. 23, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges Ohio's newly drawn state legislative districts as giving an extreme and unfair advantage to the Republican Party, which controls the state's new redistricting commission. The American Civil Liberties Union, its...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 16, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

Youngstown Vindicator. Aug. 13, 2021. Editorial: More urgency needed on Ohio redistricting Elected officials and bureaucrats are not known for their sense of urgency in getting things done. For the most part, they operate in a world that would make...

Missouri to pay about $1 million in federal voting lawsuit

Jul. 28, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri must pay more than $1 million in legal fees for failing to follow federal voting laws, an appeals court has ruled. A 2018 lawsuit filed by the St. Louis and Kansas City chapters of the League of Women Voters and the A. Philip Randolph...

Michigan court won't extend voting redistricting deadline

Jul. 09, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday denied a request to extend the deadline for drawing new legislative and congressional maps despite a delay in census redistricting data. The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, whose members have been...