Redistricting

April 29, 2018 - 9:56 am
DILLSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians will settle 21 primary contests for U.S. House seats in May 15's primary election. That's the most since 1984, in a rush fueled by Democrats' anti-Trump fervor, as well as Pennsylvania's most open seats in decades. Also contributing is a court-ordered redrawing...
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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pa., works on the markup of the GOP's tax overhaul plan on Capitol Hill in Washington. Meehan, a four-term Pennsylvania congressman who used taxpayer money to settle a former aide's sexual harassment charges, abruptly resigned from Congress in a letter submitted Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 27, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman who used taxpayer money to settle a former aide's sexual harassment charges abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday. Four-term Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan had already decided to not seek re-election this fall. In a resignation letter submitted...
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April 24, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears divided over Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices heard arguments Tuesday in the latest round of court action over Texas electoral districts that began in...
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April 21, 2018 - 10:37 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to impeach four Democratic justices on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court over redistricting rulings remains in limbo more than a month after resolutions were introduced by Republicans in the state House. The resolutions accuse the justices of acting improperly through...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dent said in a Tuesday, April 17, 2018, statement that he'll resign from Congress in the coming weeks but didn't give a precise departure date, after the seven-term lawmaker and leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates announced Sept. 7, 2017, he wouldn't seek re-election in 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 17, 2018 - 1:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, a leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates and a critic of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that he will resign from Congress in May, after announcing last year he would not seek re-election. Dent's announcement...
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April 16, 2018 - 1:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Conor Lamb's last remaining primary opponent is now supporting him, clearing the way for the newly sworn-in Pennsylvania congressman to win the party nomination to challenge third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus in November. Ray Linsenmayer announced his decision...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita speaks during a news conference outside of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 13, 2018 - 7:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Senate candidate Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita speaks during a news conference outside of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 12, 2018 - 7:02 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Senate candidate Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, left, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, walks down the steps of Supreme Court in Washington, following Gorsuch investiture, a ceremony to mark his ascension to the bench. Gorsuch became the Supreme Court’s newest member a year ago on April 10, 2017 . President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia has now heared more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, union fees, cellphone and data privacy and gambling on sports. He’s written his first Supreme Court opinions but also dealt with his first complaint as a member of the court’s cafeteria committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 08, 2018 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch (GOR'-suhch) became the Supreme Court's newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump's pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions and the privacy of certain...
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Helenmary Ball, left, of Calvert County, Md., as "Maryland District 5," points toward the separated area of Maryland District 3, being represented by Bobby Bartlett, right, as nonpartisan groups against gerrymandering protest in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. T(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 28, 2018 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealing with an issue that could affect elections across the country, Supreme Court justices wrestled Wednesday with how far states may go to craft electoral districts that give the majority party a huge political advantage. But even as they heard their second case on partisan...
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