Redistricting

FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, Oklahoma state Sen. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, top center left, talks with colleagues on the Senate floor, in Oklahoma City. Even in 2018, a year being portrayed as the most important midterm race in a generation, races for some of the most important positions in states across the country aren't even contests. In Oklahoma, where Republicans control the legislature, all statewide offices, and every congressional seat, the state Democratic Party didn't even field an entire slate of candidates for statewide offices, leaving candidates such as Pittman, the nominee for lieutenant governor, massively outspent. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 25, 2018 - 4:33 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A candidate for statewide office in Rhode Island told supporters not to volunteer or donate to his campaign: It was pointless since he had little chance of winning. A candidate for Congress in Connecticut disappeared from his own campaign, saying he'd rather spend time...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, representing southwest Washington state's 3rd Congressional District, poses for a photo in Vancouver, Wash., Aug. 27, 2018. The congressional race in southwest Washington has drawn national attention in a year Democrats see a chance to take control of the U.S. House. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
September 14, 2018 - 4:43 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Democrats see new opportunity in a southwest Washington congressional district as the party looks to make gains in a section of this blue state that has been out of reach to them for years. Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was first elected to the 3rd...
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September 06, 2018 - 12:14 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting is playing out in this year's midterm elections. A lawsuit challenging the current districts recently...
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September 05, 2018 - 5:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out in this year's midterm elections. North Carolina's congressional elections were...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 8, 2018, file photo, voters leave a polling place in Charlotte, N.C. On Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, judges affirmed their earlier decision striking North Carolina's congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 28, 2018 - 1:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges on Monday affirmed their earlier decision striking North Carolina's congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship. Acting under an order of the U.S. Supreme Court to re-examine the case, the three-judge...
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Katie Fahey talks to demonstrators as they rally outside the Michigan Hall of Justice in Lansing, Mich., on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, where the Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments about whether voters in November should be able to pass a constitutional amendment that would change how the state’s voting maps are drawn or whether such changes could only be adopted at a rarely held constitutional convention. (Dale G. Young/Detroit News via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 11:24 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters this fall will get to decide whether to change how their state's congressional and legislative districts are drawn, after the state Supreme Court kept an anti-gerrymandering proposal on the ballot. In a 4-3 decision issued late Tuesday, the court rejected a...
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The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 09, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has relatively more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court,...
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As his wife Monica, left, looks on, Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb gives a concession speech in the Republican primary for Governor, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 27, 2018 - 1:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries and runoffs in seven states (all times local): 1:30 a.m. It was a mixed bag for teachers running for political office in Oklahoma but a bad night for incumbent Republicans who voted against a tax package earlier this year to fund a teacher pay raise...
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June 25, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court kept Texas' voting maps largely intact Monday, dealing an election-year blow to Democrats by reversing earlier findings that intentional racial discrimination continues to stain several statehouse and congressional districts. The 5-4 decision comes nine...
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June 23, 2018 - 4:36 pm
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Pennsylvania to support third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus's congressional campaign. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Pence told about 100 supporters at a hotel in Moon Township near Pittsburgh that they must back...
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