Gerrymandering

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June 27, 2019 - 11:45 am
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In two politically charged rulings, the Supreme Court dealt a huge blow Thursday to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain but also put a hold on the Trump administration's effort to add a citizenship question to...
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June 17, 2019 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters will elect lawmakers to the Virginia House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, under a ruling from the Supreme Court. The justices' 5-4 decision Monday was perhaps telegraphed by the fact they previously allowed election planning to go forward using the...
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United states court of appeals, Richmond, Virginia. (Dreamstime)
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June 27, 2018 - 9:11 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal court has found that 11 Virginia legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered and ordered lawmakers to redraw the state's electoral map by the end of October. A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 Tuesday in a lawsuit that accused lawmakers of illegally packing...
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