gerrymandering

Alabama

U.S. Supreme Court orders Louisiana to join Alabama with a new Black Congressional district | #elections | #alabama

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Louisiana to hold congressional elections in 2024 using a House map with a second mostly Black district, despite a lower-court ruling that called the map an illegal racial gerrymander. The order allows the use of a map that has majority Black populations in two of the state’s six congressional districts, […]

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Arkansas

Federal appeals court won’t rehear closely watched Arkansas redistricting case

A federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to reconsider a ruling that private individuals can’t sue under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits abridging the right to vote on the basis of race.  The panel’s majority cited largely procedural issues in its decision to deny the request for the full 8th Circuit […]

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Alaska

Alaska Supreme Court explains ruling against redistricting board’s alleged gerrymandering | #alaska | #politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The Alaska Supreme Court is showing its might in efforts to keep partisan politics out of the redistricting process. For the second time in a little more than a year, the highest court in Alaska concluded that proposed redistricting maps in Eagle River and South Anchorage are unconstitutional, ruling Friday that […]

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Alabama

New Mexico Supreme Court upholds congressional map | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court upheld a Democratic-drawn congressional map that divvied up a conservative, oil-producing region and reshaped a swing district along the U.S. border with Mexico, in an order published Monday.All five justices signed a shortly worded order to affirm a lower court decision that the redistricting plan […]

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Arkansas

Federal appeals court dismisses Arkansas redistricting lawsuit

A federal appeals panel on Monday affirmed a lower court’s ruling and dismissed a case challenging Arkansas’ state redistricting map, asserting that only the United States attorney general can enforce the Voting Rights Act.  A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that private individuals can’t sue under Section 2 of […]

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Alabama

Democrats, Republicans work to rig 2024 US congressional election through gerrymandering | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Across the United States the Republican and Democratic parties are attempting to shape the outcome of the 2024 election by disenfranchising voters who might support the other party. They are working through state legislatures and the courts to draw congressional districts that will guarantee the most seats for their parties. Since congressional districts are required […]

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Alabama

Election fix may be in, voters won’t be shut out | #elections | #alabama

CBC Editorial: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023; editorial #8884 The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company The fix is in. Republicans make up 30% of North Carolina’s voters. But the partisan complexion of those North Carolinians who will populate the chambers of the state’s legislative branches of government will be quite to the contrary. […]

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Alabama

Anti-democratic moves by state lawmakers raise fears for 2024 election | #elections | #alabama

In Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers are threatening to impeach both the state’s election administrator, who is highly regarded nationally, and a state Supreme Court justice despite a ruling by the state’s judicial commission that the justice had done nothing wrong — effectively nullifying a recent statewide election she won, Democrats say. In North Carolina, a bill […]

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Alabama

Opinion | Republicans in Alabama and Florida Are Attacking Civil Rights Gains | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

In May, 1901, 150 white men gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, to rewrite their state’s constitution. They elected John Knox, a prominent lawyer, to chair the convention. Knox said in his opening speech: “[W]hat is it that we want to do? Why, it is to establish white supremacy in this state… we must establish it by […]

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Alabama

Alabama Voters Prep for Another Map Fight After Republicans Flout SCOTUS Ruling | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Voters in Alabama are preparing for another legal battle after the state’s GOP-dominated Legislature and Republican Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday approved new congressional districts that critics say defy a surprising recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. The latest map “is really a slap in the face, not only to Black Alabamians but to […]

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