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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November 16, 2017 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer arguing a lawsuit aimed at forcing a do-over on Pennsylvania's congressional map says the other side is trying to delay the matter. The matter came to a head Thursday in a federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Earlier this week, Republican state Senate President Pro...
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November 07, 2017 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A panel of judges has denied a motion to quash a federal lawsuit charging that Pennsylvania's congressional maps give Republicans an unfair electoral advantage. The judges issued the ruling Tuesday after lawyers for the state's Republican leaders asked them to dismiss the case...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez speaks at a protest against President Donald Trump's new travel ban order in Lafayette Square outside the White House in Washington. Navigating ongoing rifts on the political left, Perez said party unity is crucial in the fight against Trump, whom he lambasted as an “existential threat” to the nation. “We have the most dangerous president in American history and one of the most reactionary Congresses in American history,” Perez said as he addressed the first national party gathering since his election in February. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 21, 2017 - 6:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the nation. "We...
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October 16, 2017 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature have asked a federal court to delay trial in a lawsuit seeking new congressional maps for the 2018 midterm election. The lawsuit, filed in early October, alleges that majority Republicans drew congressional maps giving the GOP...
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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about political maps in Wisconsin that could affect elections across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 03, 2017 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that could reshape American politics, the Supreme Court appeared split Tuesday on whether Wisconsin Republicans gave themselves an unfair advantage when they drew political maps to last a decade. If Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote almost certainly controls the...
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