Latest Redistricting News

Rural SC counties worry redistricting will curb their power

Jul. 28, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's rapid growth isn't happening in rural areas, and people who live outside places like Greenville, Myrtle Beach and the state's suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, are worried this year's redistricting is going to take away more of their dwindling power....

Facing Census delay, group withdraws request for records

Jul. 28, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

A Republican advocacy group on Wednesday withdrew its request for a court order seeking the immediate release of Census Bureau records after the agency's chief scientist warned their disclosure could push back the already delayed release of redistricting data used for drawing congressional...

Idaho redistricting commission has 5 of 6 members

Jul. 28, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Five of the six appointments are in for a commission that will redraw Idaho’s 35 legislative districts from which voters select the state’s 105 lawmakers for the next 10 years. The bipartisan Idaho Commission for Reapportionment that also draws...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 28, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. July 26, 2021. Editorial: Want your vote to count? Grab some popcorn and keep an eye on SC legislature Redistricting and gerrymandering aren’t sexy. No summer blockbusters or viral videos will highlight the...

SC senators hold first of 10 public redistricting hearings

Jul. 25, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina senators will travel around the state this week holding public hearings on how to draw new districts for South Carolina House and Senate seats as well as the U.S. House. The Senate subcommittee handling redistricting is...

August hearings set on Indiana election redistricting

Jul. 22, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Public hearings have been set Indiana’s upcoming redrawing of congressional and legislative election districts, although no proposed new maps will be available by then. The hearings involving the House and Senate elections committees will be held...

New timeline takes Maine redistricting process into the fall

Jul. 21, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is allowing the state more time for redistricting because of delays in the release of detailed population data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Under the Maine Constitution, lawmakers have until early June of the year...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 21, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. July 15, 2021. Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved toxic chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health For years, evidence has mounted that fracking is at least associated with adverse health...

Watchdog: Little help from Trump officials in census probe

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

A watchdog agency investigating the origins of a failed attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form was unable to question top Trump administration officials because they either refused to cooperate or set unacceptable interview terms, according to a report released Tuesday....

Senate leader expects SC redistricting to finish by October

Jul. 20, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The process to draw new districts for South Carolina House and Senate seats as well as the U.S. House kicked off Tuesday with senators hopeful the whirlwind of map drawing, negotiations, public hearings and final vote will take less than four months. ...