Census Data Launches Flood Of Redistricting Lawsuits

Roll Call reports:

Within hours after the Census Bureau’s release of census apportionment results, the first wave of redistricting lawsuits hit federal courthouses in what is likely to be a flood of legal battles leading up to the 2022 congressional elections.

A national Democratic redistricting group backed three voter lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Louisiana, the “first of many steps” the group said it may take on redistricting — the redrawing of congressional and legislative maps.

Dozens of states face impending deadlines to draw new maps or hold primaries as early as next March. Common Cause and other groups have said they may pursue litigation over how states draw their maps or the partisan balance going forward.

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