Latest Redistricting News

Georgia asks appeals court to return PSC elections to ballot

Aug. 09, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is asking a federal appeals court to put elections for public service commissioners back on the November ballot, a week after a federal judge found that the statewide election of the five commissioners illegally diluted Black votes. Attorney General Chris...

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's primary elections

Aug. 05, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s primary elections were held Thursday to determine party nominees for governor, Congress and state legislative seats. A handful of ballot initiatives and district attorney races were also on the ballot in some counties, as well as Supreme Court...

Trump-aligned challengers ousting GOP legislative incumbents

Aug. 04, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin's longest-serving Assembly speaker, Republican Robin Vos has presided over efforts to restrict abortions, weaken unions, expand gun rights and push back against COVID-19 mandates. Despite that, he's facing a primary challenger who claims he's not conservative...

Primary vote could mean no Black Detroit member in Congress

Aug. 03, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — State Rep. Shri Thanedar won Michigan’s 13th Congressional Democratic primary, topping a field of nine candidates in a district that covers most of Detroit and potentially leaving the predominantly Black city next term without Black representation in Congress for the first time...

Census lawsuit tossed based on definition of 'whereby'

Aug. 02, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a public records lawsuit on the 2020 census based on a Webster's dictionary definition of one obscure word: “whereby.” The lawsuit was over an even more obscure concept: how a statistical method was used to fill in details when information...

Court tosses second lawsuit seeking new Virginia elections

Aug. 01, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a second lawsuit seeking to force members of Virginia's Republican-controlled House of Delegates to hold an unscheduled election this year. U.S. District Judge David Novak found that federal courts lack the authority to grant...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

NC Supreme Court OKs speeding up redistricting arguments

Jul. 29, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In another remapping decision along partisan leanings, the North Carolina Supreme Court has agreed to speed up arguments on further challenges to the boundaries for the state's legislative seats and congressional districts. By a 4-3 ruling with registered...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 28, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. July 24, 2022. Editorial: Be wary of candidates who hide their views We’ve often written in this space about the importance of voter participation in making our nation’s democracy most effective, but lately we’ve been thinking about the other...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 25, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 23, 2022. Editorial: Should most Ohio retailers be required to accept cash as payment? A downstate GOP lawmaker has done something that many might consider unusual for a Republican -- introduce a bill in the Ohio Senate that would add a...