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Tennessee Governor Approves Redistricting Map Splitting Nashville, Giving GOP ‘Likely’ Win

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) approved the once-a-decade redistricting maps on Sunday, splitting the state’s capital, Nashville, into multiple congressional seats, a move that would help Republicans likely secure another seat. “Under the newly drawn maps, Nashville will be split into three seats. This will likely make any Democrat a significant underdog against a Republican,” the Associated Press…

Republican Lawsuit Accuses NY Democrats of Gerrymandering Maps, as 15 Assembly Republicans Legitimized Brazen Process 

A lawsuit was filed Thursday in New York state that alleges the state’s redistricting map is unconstitutional, Breitbart News has learned. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) on Thursday immediately signed into law the brazen map that cuts the Republican delegation in half by using extreme gerrymandering tactics. “First, the Legislature had no authority to enact…

Maryland Democrats To Be Sued For Gerrymandering Amid Party’s Big ‘Voting Rights’ Push

Democrats in Maryland will be sued for approving gerrymandered legislative maps as the national party pushes for major electoral reform in the name of strengthening democracy.Maryland legislators voted Thursday to approve new district maps for the state Senate and the House of Delegates which would strongly favor Democrats for the next decade. The House voted…

Pelosi’s Majority Crumbles: 16-Term Democrat Rep. Jim Cooper Will Not Run for Reelection

Vulnerable Tennessee Democrat Rep. Jim Cooper announced Tuesday he would retire from Congress after 16 terms, making him the twenty-ninth House Democrat to announce plans to leave the House after this year. Cooper, who will retire from Congress after his current term, blamed his decision on the state’s General Assembly and the once-in-a-decade redistricting. “Today I am announcing that…

State Supreme Court Rules Against Republicans’ Newly Drawn Legislative Maps

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state’s GOP-drawn redistricting map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered.The court said the amendment violates a 2015 constitutional amendment that requires a redistricting attempt to avoid favoring one particular party, according to The Associated Press. The Ohio Supreme Court has declared GOP-drawn legislative maps invalid, agreeing with voting rights advocates…

Republicans Notch Big Win As Court Upholds North Carolina’s New Congressional Map

January 11, 2022 5:25 PM ET A North Carolina court Tuesday upheld the state’s new congressional and state legislative lines, rejecting claims from Democratic groups that it was an unfair gerrymander giving Republicans in the state a big win.While the case may be appealed, the decision as it stands now could impact the 2022 midterm…

Michigan Approves New US House Map, Leading To An Incumbent V. Incumbent Primary

Michigan’s independent redistricting commission voted to adopt the state’s new congressional map Tuesday afternoon, with five of the 13 new districts being potentially competitive as both parties fight for control of the House.The new map creates competitive seats along Lake Michigan, around the state capital and in metro Detroit. President Joe Biden would have won…

Republicans Likely To Make Gains After Arizona Finalizes Congressional Map

December 22, 2021 4:05 PM ET The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission unanimously approved a new congressional map Wednesday that could allow Republicans to pick up two seats in the 2022 midterms.The map creates four safe Republican districts, three safe Democratic districts, and two swing districts. Voters in the two swing districts, the First and Sixth,…

California Rep. Devin Nunes Announces Retirement, Plans To Join Trump’s New Media Outlet

December 06, 2021 5:47 PM ET Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes announced Monday that he will retire from Congress at the end of December to join a media venture founded by former President Donald Trump.“Recently, I was presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in,” Nunes wrote in…

Experts Give Democrats ‘F’ Grade For Trying To Further Gerrymander Maryland Congressional Maps

The experts at the Princeton University Gerrymander Project gave Maryland Democrats a failing grade for their newly-proposed gerrymandered Congressional maps, while maps to be submitted to the legislature by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan received an “A” grade for fairness.According to the Princeton researchers, all four Congressional maps submitted by Maryland Democrats for consideration “significantly favor”…

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