redistricting

City Council

Riviera Beach advances City Council redistricting plans for first time since 1979 | #citycouncil

The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously Wednesday, May 15, to advance a trio of maps that would change district lines for the first time in 45 years. The new district maps will be the subject of a pair of community meetings that will be held in advance of June 5, when council members will […]

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Alabama

Republican Court Rulings Keep Helping Republicans Win Elections | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A set of ongoing lawsuits over new voting districts drawn after the 2020 census have made it more and more clear that some Republican- and Trump-appointed judges are tacitly colluding with state officials to give Republicans an advantage in elections, by disenfranchising the growing population of Black and Latino voters. They’ve been quietly successful thus […]

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Alabama

The top 10 Alabama political stories of 2023 • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

I’ve often encouraged young journalists to come to Alabama. Mostly because we need young, dedicated reporters. But also because there’s never a slow news cycle here. 2023 was no exception. Here are my picks for the major stories of the year. 10. Tuberville military holds U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks to members of the […]

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Alabama

Alabama redistricting: Special master submits three proposed congressional maps | #elections | #alabama

Three proposed Alabama congressional maps will give Alabama’s Black voters a chance of electing their preferred candidates in two of the state’s seven congressional districts, a person overseeing the maps told a federal court Monday. Richard Allen, the special master assigned by the three-judge panel overseeing Alabama’s redistricting process, wrote in a 44-page report that […]

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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

Court cases lead to new voting districts in some states. Could it affect control of Congress? | #elections | #alabama

Since most Americans last voted for Congress, thousands of people have been added to certain voting districts — and subtracted from others — under new political maps enacted following court rulings. The sum of that redistricting math, assuming no major political shift in either major party’s direction, figures to provide at least a one-seat gain […]

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City Council

Detroit approves new city council district maps | #citycouncil

Detroit City Council has selected a new map for the purpose of redrawing city council districts.  Subscribe to the Detroit Evening Report on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, NPR.org or wherever you get your podcasts. The city’s Law Department submitted three proposed changes to Detroit’s seven council districts in November to reflect the 2020 Census data, as […]

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Alabama

Which states could get new congressional maps in 2024? | #elections | #alabama

Last week, Louisiana’s state legislature passed a new congressional map, which Republican Gov. Jeff Landry signed into law on Monday. A federal court had previously ruled that the state’s map violated the Voting Rights Act by diluting Black representation. To avoid further litigation or even a court-drawn map, Louisiana’s Republican-controlled government implemented a second majority-Black […]

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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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Alabama

Federal appeals court dismisses Arkansas redistricting lawsuit | #elections | #alabama

This story was originally published on Arkansas Advocate. 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 […]

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