Redistricting

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards arrives to address supporters at his election night watch party in Baton Rouge, La. A re-election victory by Edwards has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the third significant win in a Southern state in two weeks for Democrats, following their takeover of the Virginia General Assembly and the defeat of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin by Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File)
November 18, 2019 - 2:24 pm
The re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the...
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September 27, 2019 - 10:37 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's congressional map is being challenged again on accusations that Republican lawmakers fashioned districts to maximize GOP seats. Democratic and independent voters sued Friday in Wake County court, alleging extreme partisanship in how the 13 districts were drawn...
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September 24, 2019 - 4:49 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans leading the North Carolina General Assembly say state judges should sign off on new legislative boundaries that the judges directed be drawn when they ruled 2017 maps were skewed illegally by GOP bias. Attorneys for Republican lawmakers filed a legal memorandum...
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September 16, 2019 - 2:34 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Speakers at a public hearing about the latest court-mandated redistricting in North Carolina told legislators the redrawing process is improved but are split on whether replacement maps are any better. The House and Senate redistricting committees met on Monday and took...
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September 10, 2019 - 4:00 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A court-ordered directive for more openness in North Carolina redistricting is leading to actions directed at improving public access and transparency. The state House and Senate redistricting committees on Tuesday started live-streaming their meetings, where they are working...
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Shawn Terry, a Democratic candidate for the state legislature in Texas, meets with supporters during a campaign event in Dallas on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Terry has already raised $235,000 as Democratic donors pour money into legislative races nationwide in hopes of flipping statehouse chambers in 2020. (AP Photo/Paul J. Weber)
August 20, 2019 - 5:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races. In a...
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July 30, 2019 - 3:01 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans sued Tuesday to block the creation of Michigan's new, voter-approved redistricting commission, challenging eligibility guidelines that prohibit politicians and others from serving on the panel. The lawsuit, filed in federal court and backed by a national GOP group...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 15, 2019 file photo, a districts map is shown as a three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court presides over the trial of Common Cause, et al. v. Lewis, et al at the Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, N.C. The three-judge North Carolina panel was considering Friday, July 26, 2019, whether politicians can be too extreme in drawing legislative voting districts to their advantage, a judgment the U.S. Supreme Court refused to make about congressional elections. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
July 26, 2019 - 6:36 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina trial that concluded Friday leaves state judges to decide whether they can identify when politicians go too far in drawing voting districts to their advantage, a judgment the U.S. Supreme Court refused to make. A three-judge panel will likely spend weeks...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina trial into whether state legislative districts were illegally designed to give Republicans an unfair advantage in elections (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A North Carolina judicial panel will likely spend weeks deliberating whether they can identify...
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July 19, 2019 - 6:21 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Challengers of North Carolina legislative districts have offered professors and the computer files of a deceased Republican mapmaker to describe how they say GOP legislators approved boundary lines with illegal political bias. The partisan gerrymandering trial's first week in...
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