congressional districts

WASHINGTON | Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

WASHINGTON—Jan 12, 2019—As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could break … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Trump calls North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— President Donald Trump said Friday that the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is “unfair.” A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state’s congressional map, saying Republican state legislators went too far in using political data to preserve GOP-held seats. The … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Trump calls North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’

RALEIGH, N.C. | Judges: Congress map still unlawful with partisan bias

RALEIGH, N.C.— Federal judges on Monday affirmed their earlier decision striking North Carolina’s congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship. Acting under an order of the U.S. Supreme Court to re-examine the case, the three-judge panel ruled again in favor of election advocacy groups and Democrats who had sued to challenge … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Judges: Congress map still unlawful with partisan bias

SPOKANE, Wash | Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view

SPOKANE, Wash.— Democrats in Washington state celebrated early primary returns as they seek to capture three GOP-held congressional districts – including one occupied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a top Republican House leader. Washington’s primaries are a top-two system, meaning the two candidates with the most votes advance regardless of party. It’s encouraging to Democrats … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash | Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

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 responsible for redistricting U.S. House and state legislative … Continue reading Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states