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Florida judge blocks Gov. DeSantis’ redistricting map from taking effect before midterm elections

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Leon County Circuit Judge Layne Smith said he would issue a formal order either Thursday or Friday to keep the maps from taking effect in November's midterm election.  FILE: lorida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks ...

Florida Senate advances DeSantis priorities on redistricting and Disney during special session

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The Florida state Senate on Wednesday advanced legislation pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis during the state's special legislative session: a new congressional map submitted by the governor and a pair of bills...

State Supreme Court races draw new attention and money amid redistricting fights

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Conservative groups plan to invest record sums this year to shape below-the-radar state Supreme Court races, after Republicans suffered setbacks in redistricting court battles in several key states. Among the top t...

DeSantis proposes new Florida congressional map that could wipe out Democratic redistricting gains

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday proposed an aggressively partisan redrawing of the state's congressional boundaries that could help his party pick up four seats in the US House of Representatives this Novembe...

Florida lawmakers cave to DeSantis on redistricting and will defer to him with new map

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Republican legislative leaders in Florida have given up trying to draw new congressional boundaries that can win Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature and, in an unprecedented move, announced Monday that they intend to essen...

Ohio GOP lawmaker announces retirement citing redistricting ‘circus’

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Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs said on Wednesday that he will not seek reelection and will instead retire as he expressed frustration with redistricting in his state. In a statement, Gibbs referenced what he descri...

First on CNN: Justice Department sues Texas county, saying its redistricting plan discriminates against Black and Hispanic voters

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The Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit against Texas' Galveston County on Thursday, alleging the redistricting plan for its county government discriminates against Black and Hispanic voters. This marks the ...

How Democrats are winning congressional redistricting fights

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A version of this story appeared in the CITIZEN BY CNN newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. We're devoting this newsletter to redistricting -- the once-a-decade process of redrawing the lines ...

‘Devastating implications’: GOP redistricting battles in Alabama and other states raise concerns about voter suppression

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Kenya Goodson, a 46-year-old Black woman from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has voted in every election since she was 19. But last week's Supreme Court decision to allow Alabama's new congressional map -- which voting righ...

Looming midterm elections have states grappling over redistricting maps

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Here's a look at some recent developments across the U.S.: Kansas: GOP’s map vetoed In Kansas, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed Republicans’ congressional map that would have made it more difficult for ...

Alabama asks Supreme Court to intervene in congressional redistricting dispute

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Alabama asked the Supreme Court on Friday to freeze a lower court decision ordering the state to redraw its congressional map, marking the first 2022 election dispute to reach the high court. In court papers, the s...

California redistricting gives edge to congressional Democrats

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BIDEN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES TEXAS OVER REDISTRICTING MAPS Redistricting in California is handled by an independent commission consisting of five Democrats and five Republicans. An additional four independents also ...

‘We have got a problem here’: Low morale and redistricting hand Democrats a growing retirement issue

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There is a growing sense of gloom among Democrats in the House. And every week or so, when another Democratic member of Congress announces they won't run for reelection in 2022, the mood inside the caucus worsens. M...

Nevada Rep. Titus says she ‘totally got f—ed’ by fellow Dems in redistricting

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Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., made the comment while speaking at an AFL-CIO town hall meeting on Wednesday, noting her frustration with Democratic Gov. Steve Sisilak and the blue Nevada legislature. The Democrats in the S...

‘No one with power is listening:’ Activists warn redistricting moves in the South threaten Black political power

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Nicole Love Hendrickson made Georgia history last year, becoming the first Black woman elected chair of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. But under a bill that a Republican legislator has pledged to advanc...

Texas AG fires back at Biden admin’s ‘absurd lawsuit’ over redistricting

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"The Department of Justice's absurd lawsuit against our state is the Biden Administration's latest ploy to control Texas voters," tweeted the Texas attorney general's office on Monday.  "I am confident that our legis...

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