Voting districts

FILE - In this April 11, 2019 file photo, David Niven, a professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati holds a map displaying the wide disparity of Ohio congressional district office locations, with orange locations representing areas whose office are found outside it's own district's bounds, in Cincinnati. A federal court ruled Friday, May 3 that Ohio's congressional map is unconstitutional and ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 03, 2019 - 5:22 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A panel of federal judges ruled Friday that Ohio's congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn by the Republicans for their political advantage, and it ordered a new map for the 2020 elections. The ruling, if it stands, could prove an important victory for the Democrats...
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April 30, 2019 - 10:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two physicians advanced Tuesday to a Republican runoff in the special election to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. The last candidate standing from the 17-member GOP field ultimately will take on a former North Carolina mayor who won the Democratic primary. State Rep...
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Mindy Nagel poses for a photograph at the threshold of her home, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. Mindy usually votes Democratic; while husband Tom usually goes Republican. But that's only part of it: their bedroom is in Ohio's 1st congressional district while their garage is in the 2nd. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 27, 2019 - 7:42 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Nagel family's home in Cincinnati is a house divided. That's because the U.S. House district boundary cuts through it. Critics of Ohio's congressional map say the Nagel home is one of many examples of problems with Republican-controlled redistricting that has confused voters...
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This 2011 map provided online by the state of Michigan shows Detroit-area congressional districts. Federal judges ruled Thursday, April 25, 2019, that Michigan must redraw gerrymandered congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to unconstitutionally guarantee their political dominance and dilute the power of Democratic voters. (State of Michigan via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 10:14 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan must redraw dozens of congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to guarantee their political dominance over the last decade by unconstitutionally diluting the power of Democratic voters, federal judges ruled...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Rep. David Loebsack, D-Iowa, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Loebsack announced Friday, April 12, 2019 he won't seek re-election when his current term ends. Loebsack was elected seven times to represent southeast Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais File)
April 12, 2019 - 5:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack announced Friday he won't seek re-election when his current term ends, a move that likely will lead to a wide-open race in a district both parties see as winnable. Loebsack was elected seven times to represent southeast Iowa's 2nd...
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Activists at the Supreme Court opposed to partisan gerrymandering hold up representations of congressional districts from North Carolina, left, and Maryland, right, as justices hear arguments about the practice of political parties manipulating the boundary of a congressional district to unfairly benefit one party over another, in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Democrats and Republicans eagerly await the outcome of cases from Maryland and North Carolina because a new round of redistricting will follow the 2020 census, and the decision could help shape the makeup of Congress and state legislatures over the next decade. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 26, 2019 - 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed wary Tuesday of getting federal judges involved in determining when electoral district maps are too partisan. In more than two hours of arguments over Republican-drawn congressional districts in North Carolina and a single...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. A long-delayed disaster aid bill that’s a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump’s GOP allies is facing a potentially tricky path as it heads to the Senate floor this week. Although the measure has wide backing from both parties, the White House isn’t pleased with the bill and is particularly opposed to efforts by Democrats to make hurricane relief to Puerto Rico more generous. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 24, 2019 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year, proponents of limiting partisan politics in the creation of electoral districts needed to win over Justice Anthony Kennedy. They couldn't. The issue is back before the Supreme Court again, with arguments on Tuesday, and it might be harder than ever to convince the...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo former Virginia Governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen, right, talks with supporters during a stop in Bristol, Va. Allen was on a five-city town hall tour of Virginia to discuss the need for nonpartisan and transparent redistricting reform during this year's General Assembly session. In Vermont, a commission submits plans for state House and Senate districts to the state Legislature, which can approve or change them. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)
March 21, 2019 - 2:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others. In the past decade...
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March 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems to be struggling with how to resolve a case that could help flip control of the Virginia House of Delegates to Democrats. The justices on Monday heard arguments in a case about the map Virginia was using to choose House delegates. A lower court said the map...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo, Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina’s elections board is expected to decide Monday, March 4 when to hold new party primaries and the general election for the 9th congressional district, where a seat still remains vacant after November’s result was tainted by ballot fraud concerns. Democrat Dan McCready is running again in the new election. Harris will not. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool, File)
March 05, 2019 - 8:38 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Next week marks the start of a new round of elections in the nation's last unresolved congressional race after November's results were thrown out because of concerns about ballot tampering and state officials called for a do-over. North Carolina's elections board said Monday...
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