The fight over redrawing political maps is just ramping up in state legislatures and nonpartisan commissions around the country. But both Republicans and Democrats already are planning for major showdowns in the courts.
By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
The once-a-decade battle over redistricting is set to be a showdown over the suburbs, as new census data showed rapid growth around some of the nation's largest cities and shrinking population in many rural counties.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press, Acacia Coronado, Associated Press/Report for America
Officials at the statistical agency blamed operational delays during the 2020 census caused by the pandemic.
By Mike Schneider, Associated Press
Although most national attention is focused on the races for president and Congress, policies and agendas at the state and local levels are on the ballot as well. Voters across the country are considering ballot measures about racism and election…
In 2018, Missouri voters passed the “Clean Missouri” amendment, which took redistricting out of the hands of politically appointed commissioners and gave it to a single nonpartisan demographer. But this year Missouri’s legislature added a new option on the ballot…
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
Wisconsin is a pivotal swing state for the presidential election and both campaigns are spending ample time on outreach there. While Trump surrogates like Vice President Mike Pence have been holding in-person events, Biden’s camp has been campaigning mostly virtually…
By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press
Holding represents a district that was dramatically altered by the state legislature a few weeks ago because state judges ruled it was likely that the previous map was tainted with extreme partisan bias favoring the GOP.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
In Louisiana, Republicans who already controlled the state House and Senate had hoped to consolidate power by defeating Edwards, or else obtain a two-thirds majority in both legislative chambers that would allow them to override his vetoes. Neither occurred.
By Gretchen Frazee, Laura Santhanam
Whichever party controls the state legislature after the 2020 elections will be able to redraw the lines based on data from the 2020 census.
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