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Trump Immigration Stance Could Cause Calif. to Lose Money, House Seat

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 02:37:30 PM
Fear is rising among Democrats over the prospect that President Donald Trump's hard line on immigration might ultimately cost California a seat in Congress during the upcoming round of reapportionment. Top Democrats here are increasingly worried the administration's restrictive policies — and the ...

There is a lot counting on the 2020 Census count

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 12:03:43 PM
The main goal of the 2020 Census is the reapportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The final count could determine how many representatives West Virginia sends to Congress. The 2020 census will also help determine how approximately $400 billion that is distributed to the states ...

Conklin Introduces Bill for Oversight on Congressional Redistricting

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 01:22:04 AM
Bills were introduced in the state House and Senate that would create an independent commission of citizens charged with reapportionment for state and congressional districts. Neither bill has moved out of committee. State College Borough Council and Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors both ...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court weighing decision on fast-tracked gerrymandering case

Thursday January 18th, 2018 03:45:00 AM
Attorney David Gersch said the “highlight” was hearing the defense openly admit to the large role politics plays in redistricting. Jason Torchinsky, lawyer for House Speaker Mike Turzai, had pointed out that courts have ruled political considerations are permissible – so long as districts are contiguous and ...

Ex-senators denounce gerrymandering in Fair Elections Project presentation in Lodi

Thursday January 18th, 2018 01:45:42 AM
Sauk County Supervisor Bill Wenzel of Prairie du Sac shares his account of the Sauk County Board's Legislative and Executive Committee decision Tuesday to turn back efforts to place a countywide advisory referendum on the state's redistricting process on the spring election ballot. Wenzel and his ...

Columbia County supervisors narrowly nix redistricting resolution

Thursday January 18th, 2018 12:22:30 AM
Supervisor Henry St. Maurice of Columbus – who, with fellow supervisor Teresa Sumnicht of Columbus, spearheaded the effort for the County Board to consider the resolution – said the redistricting process is not fair at all. When one political party has control of the Wisconsin Legislature, he said, the ...

Democrats protest Republican remap proposal

Thursday January 18th, 2018 12:00:00 AM
The Huffman proposal keeps lawmakers' hands on the process, giving them the first shot to enact a map with super-majority votes that include a third of the minority party. If that fails, the same redistricting commission created by voters in 2015 to redraw state legislative districts would get a crack at it.

Legislature's shot at nonpartisan congressional districts draws partisan fire

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 11:48:45 PM
Arguing that his plan is superior to one Ohio voters could see on the November ballot, Sen. Matt Huffman officially unveiled his congressional redistricting proposal Wednesday and ran into a sharp partisan divide. “If you don't like this, let's see some amendments,” the Lima Republican told his ...

Bill wants math to guide New Hampshire's political redistricting

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 10:30:00 PM
Under a proposed bill, House Bill 1666, a process known as efficiency gap analysis would be applied to statewide districts in New Hampshire after the next redistricting in 2021. If the analysis finds problems, “the redistricting for that elected body shall be deemed to be gerrymandered and therefore not ...

Speaker Moore Calls NC A 'Model' For Redistricting

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 09:58:46 PM
Which is why a single word has come to dominate political headlines in North Carolina of late: Redistricting. Speaker Moore, a Republican from Cleveland County spoke to WFAE's Tom Bullock. BULLOCK: I want to begin with North Carolina's congressional districts. Last week, as you know, a federal ...

Election redistricting bill goes to WV House subcommittee

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 09:56:15 PM
House Judiciary Chairman John Shott, R-Mercer, established a subcommittee Wednesday to rework a bill that would create an independent commission to draw voter redistricting lines following the decennial census. In previous years, legislators have used updated information from the census to ...

Manatee School District prepares to move attendance lines

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 09:00:00 PM
When Jenny Friese and her family lived in Ohio in the early 2000s, change became the new normal. Her oldest daughter, Blaire Knodell, now graduated, attended four different elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools as a result of redistricting in the Olentangy Local School District, ...

Illinois could lose 2 congressional seats in next redistricting

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 08:11:38 PM
Population losses may cause Illinois to lose one or even two congressional seats when the next round of redistricting takes place in 2020.

Pa. Justices Hear Arguments On Congressional Redistricting

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 07:18:45 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court spent two and a half hours Wednesday listening to arguments – and questioning lawyers – as they consider a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's map of Congressional Districts. The arguments before the state Supreme Court ...

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Democrats' Appeal in Partisan Redistricting Case

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 06:56:15 PM
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Texas Democrats asking the court to determine whether Texas Republicans had intentionally drawn political maps to suppress Democratic voters (known as partisan gerrymandering). Although the dismissal is a blow for Texas Democrats, ...

North Carolina gerrymander suit plaintiffs want new map now

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 06:31:55 PM
Attorneys for the Republicans filed emergency requests for a delay, saying the case should be held until the Supreme Court justices rule in pending partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland. Forcing them to redraw now also would confuse voters and candidates as candidate filing begins ...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Appears Open To Striking Down Gerrymandered Map

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 06:15:50 PM
But a plurality of the justices seemed more open to a map that took into consideration some partisan concerns as long as they were not given more importance than traditional, neutral redistricting requirements, such as those mandating districts be compact and contiguous. David Gersch, the lawyer for ...

Don't 'reward gamesmanship and obstinacy,' NC gerrymander challengers say

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 06:07:44 PM
Attorneys representing voters who successfully challenged North Carolina's congressional districts as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders are protesting lawmakers' attempt to use the election maps again this year. U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts gave attorneys until noon Wednesday to ...

Top court to look at Texas redistricting

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 06:00:00 PM
The yearslong battle by Democrats and minority groups against what they consider intentionally discriminatory drawing of congressional and legislative districts by Republicans got a possible boost from the U. S. Supreme Court Friday, Jan. 12. The high court agreed to review rulings from last August by ...

Committee rejects Sauk County gerrymandering referendum

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 05:48:45 PM
... Board to consider a spring ballot question on gerrymandering duirng Tuesday's committee meeting. He said there seemed to be little public interest in it, and that the board already had approved a resolution in September in which it urged state lawmakers to adopt nonpartisan redistricting procedures.

Letters: Donnelly should stand up for Dreamers

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 05:03:45 PM
Support independent redistricting panel. I was among hundreds of Hoosiers who packed a committee hearing in 2017. We eagerly awaited the outcome of a vote regarding a bill to create an independent redistricting commission in Indiana. Much to our disappointment, the committee chairman blocked ...

Drawing the Line on Redistricting

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 04:30:00 PM
The Supreme Court has decided to review three partisan redistricting cases this term. One case centers on an alleged Republican partisan gerrymander in Wisconsin (Gill v. Whitford), another on an alleged Democratic gerrymander in Maryland (Benisek v. Lamone) and the third, an alleged Texas racial ...

Making Legal History in the Fight for Fairer Redistricting

Wednesday January 17th, 2018 04:13:57 PM
The ruling will also be appealed, and another set of cases under consideration during this session of the U.S. Supreme Court will have enormous influence in further shaping the legal landscape of redistricting. But the ruling in League of Women Voters of North Carolina v. Rucho marks a major victory ...