Latest Voting districts News

Voting rights advocates sue Texas again over GOP-drawn maps

Oct. 26, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Voting rights advocates are suing Texas again, this time with support from a former U.S. attorney general, over the state's newly redrawn congressional district maps that favor the GOP, claiming the maps dilute the vote of communities of color after growth in America's...

Rob Bishop abruptly quits Utah redistricting commission

Oct. 26, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, a Utah Republican, abruptly quit the state's independent redistricting commission after criticizing it for favoring urban areas. Bishop said Monday that the commission's congressional map proposals favored Democrats....

GOP advances legislative maps; Democrats say process rushed

Oct. 26, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican lawmakers serving on a redistricting committee swiftly advanced proposed legislative and congressional maps Tuesday — just one day after the maps were completed — over the objections of Democrats, who say the process was rushed and the congressional...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 26, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. October 20, 2021. Editorial: Local governments should meet in person Every local government has issues large and small that affect the lives of the people it serves. Should residents be allowed to...

Georgia redistricting to diminish rural lawmakers, influence

Oct. 26, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Redistricting is like a game of musical chairs. Some of the 180 seats in Georgia's state House and the 56 seats in the state Senate are going to get shifted to fast-growing regions around metro Atlanta and Savannah when a special session starts next week...

NC redistricting hearing speakers criticize GOP proposals

Oct. 25, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina residents said Monday that Republicans should shelve proposed congressional district maps that they said would likely give the GOP the most seats for the foreseeable future while needlessly fracturing the state's largest counties. ...

Texas governor approves state voting maps redrawn by GOP

Oct. 25, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed redrawn voting maps that pave a safer path for the GOP’s slipping majority, leaving opponents hoping courts will block the newly gerrymandered districts before they can be used in the 2022 elections. ...

South Dakota House, Senate at odds over redistricting maps

Oct. 25, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Committees in the South Dakota House and Senate approved different legislative district maps on Monday, showing a schism among Republicans who lead each chamber over how to draw the political boundaries the state will use for the next decade. ...

Panel OKs data for drawing Assembly, Congress district maps

Oct. 25, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The five-person commission redrawing Pennsylvania General Assembly district lines gave its approval on Monday to adjusted and validated census-based data they will use to craft preliminary maps over the coming months. “Even though we have 90...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Oct. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

Quad-City Times. Oct. 24, 2021. Editorial: Pass the maps This week, Iowa legislators get another chance to uphold the state’s non-partisan redistricting process. We urge them to do so. Last Thursday, the Legislative Services...