Tuesday’s primaries in New York and Florida will test political landscapes scrambled by redistricting

Tuesday’s primaries in New York and Florida will test political landscapes scrambled by redistricting

This post was originally published on this siteVoters in New York and Florida head to the polls Tuesday to settle intra-party battles in competitive House races and pick the Democratic nominee to face Florid

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Gerrymandering Is Making Elections Less Competitive

Gerrymandering Is Making Elections Less Competitive

This post was originally published on this site  By the time voters go to the polls in November’s midterm elections, the vast majority of congressional races will have effectively been decided. That’s because the number of competitive congressional districts has declined sharply since two years ago, thanks to the bipartisan...

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Kansas Supreme Court upholds GOP-drawn House map

Kansas Supreme Court upholds GOP-drawn House map

This post was originally published on this siteThe Kansas Supreme Court upheld a Republican-drawn House map that would split a racially diverse county in the state in two, reversing a decision made by a Kansas judge last month to toss out the map. “A majority of the court holds that,...

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Congressional map drawn by Kansas Republicans is unconstitutional, Wyandotte County judge rules

Congressional map drawn by Kansas Republicans is unconstitutional, Wyandotte County judge rules

This post was originally published on this site Wyandotte County District Judge Bill Klapper ruled Monday that Kansas Republicans violated the state constitution by targeting residents on the basis of politics and race when drawing new congressional districts. Klapper’s order, which is certain to be appealed to the Kansas Supreme...

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Court rules N.Y. Democrats gerrymandered congressional map

Court rules N.Y. Democrats gerrymandered congressional map

This post was originally published on this siteNew York state Democrats engaged in gerrymandering when drawing new congressional district boundaries for the next decade, a panel of appellate judges ruled.

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Florida’s legislature meets in a special session to adopt new congressional maps

Florida’s legislature meets in a special session to adopt new congressional maps

This post was originally published on this siteRepublican leaders say they’ll approve maps drawn by the governor that eliminate two Black voting districts. Gov. Ron DeSantis insisted on district maps that give an extra advantage to Republicans.

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How will new partisan redistricting maps affect this year’s midterm elections?

How will new partisan redistricting maps affect this year’s midterm elections?

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the current redistricting cycle, which he calls “one of the most aggressive in the country’s history.”

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G.O.P. Presses for Greater Edge on Florida and Ohio Congressional Maps

G.O.P. Presses for Greater Edge on Florida and Ohio Congressional Maps

This post was originally published on this siteIn Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a map drawn by his fellow Republicans in the Legislature. In Ohio, Republicans closed in on a G.O.P.-friendly map for the midterm elections.

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Missouri legislators reach redistricting compromise

Missouri legislators reach redistricting compromise

This post was originally published on this siteThe Missouri state Senate on Thursday reached a compromise on new congressional district map lines, ending a deep division among Republicans that created a month-long impasse in one of the final states left to complete the decennial redistricting…

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Supreme Court Sides With Republicans in Case on Wisconsin Redistricting

Supreme Court Sides With Republicans in Case on Wisconsin Redistricting

This post was originally published on this siteThe justices sent a case on legislative maps back to a state court for another look, but they refused a request to block the state’s congressional maps.

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