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Jordan Allies Rage Over Ohio GOP’s Redistricting Map

Fox News reports: Allies of Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan are furious with the state Senate GOP for potentially putting the prominent House Republican’s seat on the line in a proposed redistricting map, Fox News has learned. The Buckeye State’s Senate Republican Party proposed a redistricting map last week that turned heads and drew ire from Jordan’s allies. According to the …

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Texas Senate Advances Redistricting Map That Would Pit Black US House Democrats Against Each Other In 2022

The Texas Tribune reports: U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green — both Houston Democrats — testified Monday at the Texas Capitol against proposed district maps that would break up communities of Black voters and pit the two incumbents against each other. “It doesn’t look right for the only two persons in the state of Texas to be running …

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Texas Begins Redistricting Process And Yes, It’s Racist

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas State Senate kicked off the decennial redistricting process on Saturday when it released the first draft of its own members’ district maps. State Sen. Beverly Powell, D-Burleson, immediately called foul on the initial draft of the map, which was authored by Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, who chairs the Senate Redistricting Committee. Powell’s district is …

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Texas GOP Has “Freer Hand” In Drawing New Districts

The Texas Tribune reports: The 2020 census captured a Texas that does not exist in its halls of power: a diverse state that is growing almost exclusively because of people of color and where the Hispanic and white populations are nearly equal in size. But when the Texas Legislature convenes Monday to do the work of incorporating a decade’s worth …

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Dems Likely To Sue Over Lopsided OH Redistricting

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Republicans on the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved a four-year map for state House and Senate districts over the objections of Democrats shortly after Wednesday’s 11:59 p.m. deadline. The 5-2 vote along partisan lines came after hours of back-and-forth negotiations broke down. The final map gives Republicans a veto-proof majority. Republicans justified the maps by saying Ohioans …

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Census: White Population Shrank For First Time Ever

The Wall Street Journal reports: The first detailed results of the 2020 census show that the total white population shrank for the first time in the nation’s history as the U.S. diversified and continued to grow more rapidly in the South and Southwest. The nation’s population grew just 7.4% during the decade, the second slowest on record for a decennial …

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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” …

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