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Ohio Supreme Court strikes down state’s congressional map

Ohio’s state Supreme Court sent legislators back to the drawing board, giving them 30 days to redraw the state’s congressional map. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meetthepressblog/ohio-supreme-court-strikes-states-congressional-map-rcna38957 Droolin’ Dog…

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Redistricting is done for 2022 — and it’s still terribly unfair

The redistricting maps are drawn, state and federal courts have had their say, and the playing field for the U.S. House and state legislatures nationwide…

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Judge blocks Louisiana Congress map with one Black district

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Democratic governor said Monday he will call the Republican-dominated Legislature into special session soon to draw up new congressional district…

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Florida Supreme Court leaves DeSantis’ congressional map in place for midterms

The Florida Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the congressional map drawn by Republican Gov. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/florida-supreme-court-leaves-desantis-congressional-map-place-midterms-rcna31689 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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Gerrymandering, a legal form of vote stealing, more entrenched now than ever

In June 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a unanimous U.S. District Court decision that partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina violated the Equal Protection clause…

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New York House map spurs anger, chaos

A new set of U.S. House district lines finalized Friday has set off a mad scramble among some of the most powerful politicians in New…

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‘Make Jim Crow blush’: Black leaders bash draft New York congressional map

Top Black members of Congress are irate about a draft New York congressional map that has jeopardized a handful of seats held by Black lawmakers. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2022-election/make-jim-crow-blush-black-leaders-bash-draft-new-york-congressional-ma-rcna29726…

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Draft of new New York congressional lines released by special master

ALBANY, N.Y. — The special master tasked by a Steuben County court with drawing new congressional lines for New York has released a set of…

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The town that will decide New York redistricting for the next decade

BATH, N.Y. — Bronx Rep. Ritchie Torres last week made a five-hour trek far to a rural upstate town that’s poised to decide the fate…

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New York’s congressional maps were improperly gerrymandered, mid-level court concludes

ALBANY, N.Y. — A mid-level appellate court ruled late Thursday that the congressional maps enacted by New York Democrats in early February were improperly gerrymandered…

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GOP judge throws out Democrats’ redistricting plan in New York, setting up expected appellate fight

ALBANY, N.Y. — A lower court judge has thrown out New York’s new congressional and state legislative district lines, ordering lawmakers to create a new…

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Supreme Court denies GOP requests to halt new maps in North Carolina, Pennsylvania

The Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania and North Carolina who had asked the justices to block state court rulings that tossed…

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Thousands of Texans at risk of having ballots rejected in first test of new state law

Thousands of Texas ballots will be rejected unless voters take an extra step to correct them, election officials warned on the eve of Tuesday’s primary….

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court chooses new congressional map

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has chosen a new House district map proposed by Democratic voters.The new map is similar to the one drawn in 2018, with…

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What The Supreme Court’s Alabama Redistricting Ruling Means For Black Voters, And The 2022 Midterm Elections

People march with placards in support of voting rights during a parade ahead of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Eatonville, Florida, on Jan. 15,…

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Kansas Senate overrides governor’s veto of new congressional map

Kansas’s GOP-controlled Senate overrode Gov. Laura Kelly’s (D) veto of a proposed congressional map on Tuesday, moving Republicans one step closer to passing the redistricted map as the…

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North Carolina Supreme Court strikes down GOP-drawn congressional map

North Carolina’s state Supreme Court handed Democrats one of their biggest legal victories yet in the fight over redistricting, striking down a GOP-drawn congressional map…

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A court caught Republicans discriminating against Black voters. Here’s how

An Alabama case tests how much Republicans can legally dilute the power of Black voters It has been called a textbook example of discrimination against…

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New York lawmakers approve congressional map that could help Democrats flip three seats

The New York State legislature has passed a new congressional map that could help Democrats flip as many as three House seats.The map, which was…

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Florida voting law put under the microscope in federal court

Florida is one of 19 states that enacted new voting restrictions last year that critics allege will amount to voter suppression. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/florida-voting-law-put-under-microscope-federal-court-n1288263 Droolin’ Dog…

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Alabama asks Supreme Court to let it use congressional map blocked by federal judges

The move comes shortly after an appeals court ruled that the map violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/alabama-asks-supreme-court-let-it-use-congressional-map-blocked-n1288204 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Here’s how Republicans ‘dismembered’ a Democratic stronghold

Scroll through our visual guide to see why proposed Tennessee maps amount to a masterclass in gerrymandering Republican lawmakers in Tennessee gave final approval on…

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