Voting districts

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. , R-Westfield, addresses reporters in Trenton, N.J. Top Republicans are hunting district-by-district for just the right candidates to help them recapture the House, six months after a tidal wave swept 62 Democratic freshmen into office and handed that party control of the chamber. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 13, 2019 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans are hunting district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and minorities in many cases — to help them recapture the House six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control of the most diverse majority in history. Among the recruits...
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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, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Cincinnati. Congressional Democrats nationwide had a good year in 2018, gaining 40 seats. But Republicans held fast with 75% of Ohio’s House seats, despite winning only 52% of Ohio’s congressional vote total. “Not a single seat has changed hands,” said Niven, who testified for those challenging Ohio’s map. “Not a single seat. The point of this map was to build a seawall against the storm, and it has held.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 03, 2019 - 3:37 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 - 11:43 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 - 8:42 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 - 11:14 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 - 6:24 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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April 09, 2019 - 10:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Third time's a charm. At least that's what frustrated voters in one Georgia House district are hoping after two previous elections were thrown out by a judge. Unofficial results on Tuesday showed Chris Erwin beating Dan Gasaway for a third time in the Republican primary for a state...
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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 - 3:22 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 25, 2019 - 12:16 am
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 - 3:44 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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