The Biden Administration is moving forward with revising the way the Census Bureau asks about race and ethnicity. The proposed changes would combine race and ethnicity into a single question and add a category for those of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) ancestry.
CQ-Roll Call reports on how pending redistricting lawsuits will shape the 2024 battle for the U.S. House.
Many Montana lawmakers, including the Senate President, voiced opposition to the tentative legislative plan submitted by the state’s redistricting commission. The Legislature has until February 5th to provide the commission with their recommendations.
The North Carolina Supreme Court agreed to rehear a controversial redistricting case from last term.
Former Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is working on the development of a new constitutional amendment to re-reform redistricting in Ohio.
South Carolina Republicans are taking their redistricting defense to SCOTUS. The state filed a notice of appeal and motion for stay pending appeal with the three-judge panel that blocked the use of SC-01 for future elections. The motion for stay was denied.
The American Redistricting Project Updates
2022 Election Results
Congressional election results for 2022 are now included on the congressional map pages. Legislative results will be finalized and posted in the coming weeks.
Partisan control of congressional delegations, state legislative bodies, constitutional offices, and state supreme courts (and their equivalents) are all updated on the state profiles to align with the results of the 2022 elections.
2023 Redistricting Control
A new blog post covering which party controls the redistricting processes in each state after the 2022 elections.
An in-depth examination of how population shifts have impacted congressional reapportionments from 1960 to today.
The Restoring Equal and Accountable Legislators in the House Act (REAL House Act) proposed by Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) would expand the House to 585 members and increase the size of the House after every apportionment so that no state ever lost a seat. A new blog post looks at the proposal.
New filings in Common Cause Florida v. Byrd (FL), S.C. State Conference of the NAACP v. Alexander (SC), Walen v. Burgum (ND), Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians v. Brown (ND), and more are included on the litigation pages.