Latest Redistricting News

New maps create challenge for women seeking reelection

May. 21, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 thanks to a record showing by Democratic female candidates. Two years later, a record number of GOP women won seats, bringing the number of women in the chamber to a historic high. But for some...

New York judge approves new maps for August primaries

May. 21, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York will face new challenges from Republicans and be drawn into interparty battles under new redistricting maps released late Friday. A rural judge approved the maps that will replace earlier maps that courts found violated the state's...

NC groups, voters urge justices to avoid redistricting case

May. 20, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina advocacy groups and voters who this year persuaded state courts to overturn the legislature's congressional redistricting plan asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to avoid hearing arguments on whether such courts must be curtailed in reviewing U.S. House...

Florida appeals court reinstates DeSantis congressional map

May. 20, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A new congressional map drawn by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' staff that could diminish the state's Black representation in Washington was reinstated by an appeals court Friday, a week after a lower court judge said the map was unconstitutional. ...

Florida appeals court reinstates Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' chosen congressional redistricting map

May. 20, 2022 14:04 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appeals court reinstates Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' chosen congressional redistricting map.

Georgia's senior congressman facing toughest race since 2010

May. 20, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

After years of coasting to reelection, Georgia's senior congressman is gearing up for his toughest campaign in more than a decade as hopeful Republican challengers crowd the May 24 primary ballot and raise impressive sums of cash to target the Democrat who's held the seat for 30 years. ...

Bill de Blasio, ex-NYC mayor, to run for redrawn House seat

May. 20, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he will run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home. De Blasio, whose second mayoral term ended last year, announced on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” that he will seek the Democratic...

New York's hasty redistricting rewrite draws ire of locals

May. 19, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers pride themselves on the dynamism of their metropolis, where it can feel totally different on the next block, where tourists walking in Chinatown quickly find themselves in Little Italy, where a neighborhood can be a proxy for a lifestyle or worldview. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

New York Post. May 17, 2022. Editorial: NY’s leaders still in denial on COVID reality How long will it take for New York’s leaders to catch up with evolving COVID reality? The state is spending taxpayer cash to distribute 16.5 million tests, which...

Blurry ballot barcodes delay Oregon House primary results

May. 18, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The fate of seven-term incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader hung in the balance Wednesday as elections officials in Oregon's third-largest county scrambled to tally tens of thousands of ballots with blurry barcodes that were being rejected by vote-counting machines....