Supreme Court Revives Republican-Drawn Voting Map in Louisiana

A federal judge had ordered lawmakers to redraw the state’s six congressional districts to include two in which Black voters were in the majority.

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How Many N.Y. Democrats Does It Take to Fill a House Seat? Try 15.

A congressman, an ex-congresswoman, an ex-mayor, a Trump prosecutor and several state and city officials are eyeing an open congressional seat in New York City.

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A Broken Redistricting Process Winds Down, With No Repairs in Sight

A brutal battle over drawing district boundaries in the House of Representatives has left the two political parties roughly at parity. But no one is celebrating.

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Florida Supreme Court Turns Down DeSantis Voting Map Challenge

The court’s refusal means that the November elections will most likely be based on legislative maps a lower court said illegally diluted the power of Black voters.

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Maloney vs. Nadler? New York Must Pick a Side (East or West)

New congressional lines have put two stalwart Manhattan Democrats on a collision course in the Aug. 23 primary. Barney Greengrass is staying neutral.

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How a Mapmaker Became New York’s Most Unexpected Power Broker

Jonathan Cervas, a former bartender from Las Vegas, radically redrew New York’s House district lines, forcing some Democratic incumbents to scramble for new seats.

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Tom Kean’s Strategy in Run for Congress: Say Less

Ahead of next month’s primary, Tom Kean Jr., running in New Jersey’s most competitive House race, hopes to avoid alienating moderate swing voters while facing challengers from the right.

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Judge Approves N.Y. House Map, Cementing Chaos for Democrats

The new district lines, approved late Friday night, will create pickup opportunities for Republicans and force Democratic incumbents to run against each other.

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Jeffries Fights New York District Maps: ‘Enough to Make Jim Crow Blush’

Hakeem Jeffries hopes to pressure New York’s court-appointed special master to change congressional maps that split historically Black communities.

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Fearing ‘Extinction-Level Event,’ N.Y. Democrats Turn Against Each Other

Newly drawn congressional maps have led some House members to quickly lay claim to certain districts, even if it means challenging fellow incumbents.

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Democrats’ Hopes in New York House Races Hurt by New District Maps

The lines drawn by a court-appointed special master would increase competition for seats in Congress, in a blow to national Democrats.

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Court’s Redistricting Plan Erases Democratic House Gains in New York

The lines drawn by a court-appointed special master would increase competition for seats in Congress, in a blow to national Democrats.

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4 Summer Election Days? New York Faces Chaos in Voting Cycle.

Representative Tom Reed is resigning, Representative Antonio Delgado is taking a new job, and New York’s redistricting process is up in the air, muddying the election schedule.

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Federal Judge Dashes Democrats’ Hopes for N.Y. District Maps

A judge in Albany allowed the state to delay the congressional primary, a move that all but ends Democrats’ hope of retaining House districts maps that had been declared unconstitutional.

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When Will We Have Results in Ohio and Indiana’s primary Contests?

Every election night is different, and the timing of results can be downright messy. Here are factors at play in Ohio and Indiana.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Could Represent 2 Largely Black Atlanta Suburbs

Powder Springs is one of two predominantly Black suburbs drawn into the far-right Republican’s district. If Ms. Greene is their voice in Congress, will she speak for them?

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Many 2020 Census Details Will Be Delayed Until 2023

The most contentious census in memory will also be the slowest to release detailed statistics for businesses and governments to use. Blame it (partly) on the pandemic.

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How N.Y. Democrats Lost a Critical Redistricting Battle

When an independent redistricting commission failed to reach consensus, Democratic leaders decided to make their own maps and risk a lawsuit.

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New York’s Top Court Voids House Map, Calling Process Unconstitutional

The New York Court of Appeals said Democrats violated the State Constitution and ignored the will of the voters. They ordered a court-appointed expert to draw replacements.

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State Court Rejects Kansas Congressional Map as a Gerrymander

The Republican-drawn map intentionally split strongholds of Democratic and Black voters, a judge ruled. The State Supreme Court will review the decision.

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N.Y. House Districts Illegally Favor Democrats, Appeals Court Rules

A divided five-judge panel found that Democrats engaged in gerrymandering in creating new district maps. The case is expected to head to New York’s highest court.

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The Census Faces Privacy Concerns

Technology advances forced the Census Bureau to use sweeping measures to ensure privacy for respondents. The ensuing debate goes to the heart of what a census is.

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Florida Senate Passes Congressional Map Giving G.O.P. a Big Edge

The map, proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, would most likely add four Republican districts while eliminating three held by Democrats.

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With New York District Lines On Hold, Judge Blesses Possible Backup Plan

A state appeals court judge approved the use of a special master to draw new congressional districts that could be used if the existing maps are thrown out.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, a Transformative Justice Whose Impact May Be Limited

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will help make the Supreme Court look like the nation but will have little power to halt its rightward trajectory.

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For the New Census Bureau Director, the Challenge of the Decade

Robert L. Santos, a career statistician, heads an agency in recovery from a tumultuous 2020 census. In an interview, he talks about making the 2030 count better.

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Bob Gibbs, House Republican Facing Primary Challenge in Ohio, Will Retire

The state’s redistricting process had drawn Mr. Gibbs into a primary fight against Max Miller, who served in the Trump White House and was endorsed by the former president.

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Judge Keeps New York’s New Electoral Map Intact for Now

The stay by an appellate judge puts on hold a lower-court ruling that New York’s newly drawn congressional and legislative districts were unconstitutional.

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Gov. Larry Hogan Approves New Maryland Congressional Map

Drawn by Democrats and approved by a Republican governor, the new map will most likely result in a similar delegation to the state’s current one.

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As Both Parties Gerrymander Furiously, State Courts Block the Way

State judges have been throwing out congressional maps they call partisan gerrymanders, in a sign of the effects of a 2019 Supreme Court ruling that pushed the issue below the federal level.

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Judge Tosses New York District Lines

The ruling by a Republican judge would send New York back to the drawing board and could delay its primaries. Democrats vowed to appeal it.

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How Democrats Evened the Congressional Map

This year’s midterm elections could be the fairest in a generation.

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How Democrats Evened the Congressional Map

This year’s midterm elections could be the fairest in a generation.

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A Democratic Super PAC’s Ad Buy Shows a Widening Battle for House Control

The Democrats’ House Majority PAC is spending nearly $102 million to reserve advertising time in 51 media markets, staking out a broad battlefield for the coming midterm elections.

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G.O.P. Presses for Greater Edge on Florida and Ohio Congressional Maps

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a map drawn by his fellow Republicans in the Legislature. In Ohio, Republicans closed in on a G.O.P.-friendly map for the midterm elections.

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Maryland Judge Throws Out Democrats’ Congressional Redistricting Map

The ruling, in which the judge said Democrats had drawn an “extreme gerrymander,” was the first time this redistricting cycle that the party’s maps had been rejected in court.

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Supreme Court Sides With Republicans in Case on Wisconsin Redistricting

The justices sent a case on legislative maps back to a state court for another look, but they refused a request to block the state’s congressional maps.

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Ohio Supreme Court Intensifies a Redistricting Map Standoff

Years ago, voters created a commission to make political maps fairer. Now the State Supreme Court is blocking maps drawn by the Republican-led commission, saying nothing has changed.

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How U.S. Census Data May Be Changing

Some experts are arguing that it’s time for the census to aggressively make use of government data and other sources to augment its own decennial count.

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Why Redistricting May Lead to a More Balanced U.S. Congress

This year’s congressional map, despite continued gerrymandering, is poised to have a nearly equal number of districts that lean Democratic and Republican.

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Supreme Court Allows Court-Imposed Voting Maps in North Carolina and Pennsylvania

State courts had ruled that earlier maps for congressional elections had been warped by partisan gerrymandering.

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The Death of the Competitive Congressional District

The first primaries of the 2022 midterm elections show the power of the redistricting process.

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Democrats Win Early Victory in Court Fight Over District Maps

A judge’s stance was good news for Democrats, who drew the maps that Republicans say are gerrymandered, but the case will proceed.

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How Lopsided New District Lines Deepen the U.S. Partisan Divide

Competitive districts are disappearing in Texas and beyond. Consider the case of a once-rising Republican star, Dan Crenshaw, in the Houston suburbs.

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North Carolina Court Imposes New District Map, Eliminating G.O.P. Edge

The map appears to split the state’s 14 congressional districts roughly equally between Republicans and Democrats, with two seats seen as tossups.

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‘Nothing in Common’: Staten Island, Park Slope and an Unlikely Marriage

New congressional maps that merge conservative Staten Island with liberal Park Slope will aid Democratic efforts to seize a Republican House seat in New York.

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Nashville Gerrymandering Threatens City’s Core

Tennessee was long known for a brand of moderate Southern politics. Nashville, a blue island in a red state, is finding that the old rules no longer apply.

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Should We Blame Mitch McConnell or Brad Pitt for Gerrymandering?

See, redistricting can be fun.

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How New York’s Redistricting Hurt the G.O.P. and Vax Daddy

Democrats could potentially expand the veto-proof majorities they already have in both the Assembly and Senate, further solidifying New York’s leftward shift.

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The Supreme Court Fails Black Voters in Alabama

The voting rights decision is further evidence of an impatient conservative majority.

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