Census citizenship question could transform state elections

U.S. 05/31/19, 15:04

Computer files discovered in the home of a Republican operative who died last year contain a blueprint for how the GOP could extend its domination of legislatures in states where growing Latino populations favor Democrats and offer compelling context about ...

Judges: Michigan must redraw congressional, legislative maps

Politics 04/25/19, 15:25

A three-judge federal panel ruled Thursday that Michigan's congressional and legislative maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered for partisan gain, ordering the state Legislature to redraw at least 34 districts for the 2020 election. The decision also requires special state Senate elections to ...

Update: High court wary of limiting partisan map drawing

Politics 03/26/19, 11:00

The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over whether the political task of redistricting can be overtly partisan (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The Supreme Court seems wary of getting federal judges involved in determining when electoral district maps are too partisan. A view ...

Movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum

Politics 03/21/19, 14:44

Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others. In the past decade, ...

Michigan redistricting deal killed by federal judges

U.S. 02/01/19, 19:01

A three-judge panel has thrown out a deal to redraw at least 11 Michigan House districts for the 2020 election, saying the state's new Democratic secretary of state had no authority to make a pact with fellow Democrats who accused ...

Gerrymandering lawsuits linger as next redistricting nears

U.S. 01/10/19, 13:59

As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties.First ...

Missouri governor wants repeal of new redistricting law

U.S. 12/23/18, 11:18

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says a new constitutional amendment changing Missouri's legislative redistricting process should be repealed. Parson told The Associated Press that he opposes the "Clean Missouri" initiative approved by voters in November. He specifically cited concerns about a requirement ...

Missouri turns to math formula to deter gerrymandering

U.S. 12/02/18, 10:31

The votes won't be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri's Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022.The reason: A one-of-its kind redistricting initiative approved by voters in the recent midterm elections.Missouri's initiative marks a ...

Supreme Court to hear Virginia GOP’s districting appeal

Politics 11/13/18, 11:24

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory. The case involves 11 districts in the Virginia House ...

Texas couple helps finance redistricting ballot measures

U.S. 11/01/18, 09:20

A growing movement to curb partisan gerrymandering will be put to the test on Tuesday by several state ballot measures that are intended to overhaul the way congressional and state legislative districts are drawn.The proposals in Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and ...

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

U.S. 09/22/18, 10:46

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way.As Republicans remain in overwhelming control ...

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