Latest Redistricting News

Republicans push redistricting plan through Indiana House

Sep. 23, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans pushed their party’s redrawing of Indiana’s election districts for congressional and legislative seats through the Indiana House on Thursday, casting aside objections that the new maps give the GOP an excessive partisan advantage. ...

Colorado commission rushes to finish new congressional map

Sep. 22, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s independent congressional redistricting commission has entered the final stretch in fashioning a map for the next decade that incorporates a new eighth district and tries to keep intact communities of interest, such as Hispanic and Latino voters and urban and...

Virginia supreme court rejects redistricting challenge

Sep. 22, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected a legal challenge to a state law that changes how prison inmates are counted for purposes of redistricting. The challenge came from individuals, including southwest Virginia state Sen. Travis Hackworth, who...

COVID case delays contentious redistricting in Oregon

Sep. 22, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

A broken power-sharing deal, the lingering possibility of a Republican walkout and a COVID-19 case are adding greater uncertainty to whether Oregon legislators will successfully redraw the state’s political districts ahead of a tight deadline. Stakes are high as Oregon...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. September 22, 2021. Editorial: NY independent redistricting is an epic flop New York’s first attempt at independent redistricting was an epic failure, and there is absolutely no joy in saying we told you so. ...

Wisconsin high court to hear GOP-backed redistricting case

Sep. 22, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear a redistricting lawsuit supported by the Republican-controlled Legislature, a move that comes as a Democratic-backed lawsuit progresses in federal court. In a 4-3...

As Texas draws its maps, Latinos push for political power

Sep. 22, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a Dallas County commissioner, Elba Garcia represents some 670,000 people — nearly the population of a congressional district. The majority of her constituents are Latino and live in the fast-growing suburbs west of Dallas, where they share worries about managing...

No agreement yet on Nebraska congressional, legislative maps

Sep. 22, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers remained at a stalemate Wednesday over how to draw new congressional and legislative maps despite a looming deadline that could force them to postpone the decision until next year and delay the May primary election. Lawmakers have...

Dems, GOP release proposed legislative district maps for WA

Sep. 22, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats and Republicans have released competing maps for the state’s 49 legislative districts as they move forward with the process of redrawing political boundaries. The Seattle Times reports the proposals Tuesday by the four voting members of the...

Nebraska lawmakers may end session without approving maps

Sep. 21, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The top leader of Nebraska's Legislature warned Tuesday that he will end the special session convened to draw new congressional and legislative maps if lawmakers fail to advance both measures by Saturday, a move that would likely delay the state's May 2022 primary...