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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June 22, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Pittsburgh to throw his support behind third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus's congressional campaign. Pence will participate in an event at the airport for Rothfus, who's facing a tough challenge in November from Democrat Conor Lamb. The...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are...
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June 18, 2018 - 1:55 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block the use of legislative districts in Wisconsin and Maryland in separate cases that had alleged unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. Instead, the high court allowed lower courts to continue considering the claims. The cases are among several...
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June 17, 2018 - 9:44 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Democratic majority threw out the Republican-drawn map of congressional districts as an unconstitutional gerrymander, Republicans raised talk of impeaching the court's Democratic justices. That talk receded, but Republicans brought...
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This photo taken May 23, 2018, shows Caleb Frostman, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin's 1st state Senate District , posing for a photo in Green Bay, Wis. Frostman's special election win over Republican Andre Jacque on Tuesday, June, 12, 2018, leaves Democrats two seats short of the majority heading into the November election. (Adam Wesley/The Post-Crescent via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 6:18 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans' stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of...
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June 02, 2018 - 11:01 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An issue that had little oxygen keeping it alive could absorb Pennsylvania's Capitol during June's days of budget-making. Some top Republican lawmakers are joining the effort to overhaul how Pennsylvania draws its legislative and U.S. House district boundaries. That's after...
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May 23, 2018 - 4:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's congressional map on Wednesday, using Republican Gov. John Kasich's statements opposing gerrymandering as ammunition. The suit filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati challenges district maps in...
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U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, talks to supporters during an election night results party, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Hazleton, Pa. Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 16, 2018 - 4:56 am
President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just...
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