Redistricting

January 23, 2018 - 7:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor is backing the state Supreme Court's decision to strike down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday on Pittsburgh's KDKA-AM radio the court ruled correctly that the Republican-drawn map is unfair...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Pennsylvania congressional gerrymandering lawsuit (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Top Republican lawmakers say they are outraged by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to strike down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts and will ask...
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January 17, 2018 - 12:39 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A challenge by Democratic voters to Pennsylvania's Republican-crafted congressional district map could determine how much partisan gerrymandering is too much. State Supreme Court justices held argument Wednesday about whether the map of 18 congressional districts violates the...
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January 12, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices said they will review a lower-court ruling that found problems with two congressional districts and...
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January 10, 2018 - 8:49 pm
Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map, a judicial panel in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday, rejecting an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered it to help Republicans. The court cast...
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This photo taken Dec. 19, 2017, shows Gov. Roy Cooper announcing that Triangle Tire Company will be building a manufacturing facility at the Kingsboro megasite in Edgecombe County in Tarboro, N.C. Federal judges ruled Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that North Carolina’s congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered due to excessive partisanship that gave GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone. The ruling marks the second time this decade that the GOP’s congressional boundaries in North Carolina have been thrown out by a three-judge panel. In 2016, another panel tossed out two majority black congressional districts initially drawn in 2011, saying there was no justification for using race as the predominant factor in forming them. The redrawn map was the basis for a new round of lawsuits. (Alan Campbell/The Rocky Mount Telegram via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 7:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone. The ruling marks the...
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January 08, 2018 - 1:49 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Registered Democratic voters suing to overturn Pennsylvania's Republican-crafted map of congressional districts want the state Supreme Court would to redraw the district borders if the Legislature and governor can't do it within two weeks. The plaintiffs outlined their...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Gov. Jay Inslee talks to reporters about ongoing budget negotiations, in Olympia, Wash. As chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Inslee will be working to elect governors from his party this year to counteract the Republican dominance in state legislatures. Governors in most states are key to the redistricting process that will follow the 2020 Census. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)
January 03, 2018 - 6:37 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Buoyed by a string of electoral victories during President Donald Trump's first year in office, Democrats will wage a renewed battle this year to wrest control of Congress from Republicans. Yet the contests with the greatest long-term consequences could be listed...
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December 04, 2017 - 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for a group of Democratic voters in Pennsylvania says a court should throw out the state's congressional district map because it was created to be a "voter-proof" map favoring Republicans. Thomas Geoghehan told a panel of three federal judges the map was designed to...
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December 03, 2017 - 1:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of Democratic voters from Pennsylvania is trying a new argument in a push to have the state's congressional maps redrawn. They want a panel of judges to rule that the districts cannot be created to favor one political party. The case is scheduled for trial in...
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