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No, The Evenwel Case Does Not Put the Apportionment of Congressional Districts to the States in Play

Richard Winger helpfully points out some confusion about the effects of Evenwel on reapportionment. So let’s make this clear. 1. At issue in Evenwel, is whether drawing district for state legislatures and other state purposes must be done on total (eligible or … Continue reading ?

Evenwel v. Abbott could have some pretty ugly stakes

Most people talking about Anthony Kennedy re-evaluating the principle of one-person-one-vote have covered how it will diminish Congressional representation from districts that have a lot of immigrants in them. However, I don’t think that immigrants will be the thing we talk about in the years after Kennedy changes the rules, if he decides to do [Read more...]

Nevada Rep. Dina Titus not running for Reid's Senate seat

Titus represents a congressional district in the heart of urban Las Vegas and spent more than 20 years as a state senator before running for Congress. Only one Republican, Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers, has formally announced a bid for the Senate seat.

Could U.S. Supreme Court case shrink California's congressional clout?

The U.S. Supreme Court's agreement Tuesday to hear a case that could potentially overhaul how political districts are drawn has sparked waves of speculation among political and legal wonks -- including questions as to how a ruling could affect California's clout in Congress.

Virginia redistricting lawsuits could cost taxpayers big bucks

RICHMOND — Virginia taxpayers may be on the hook for as much as $309,000 in legal fees racked up by Republican lawmakers in lawsuits over the makeup of the state’s congressional and House of Delegates districts.Read full article >>

Kathleen Matthews Made An Awkward Donation For A Future Democratic Candidate

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Former D.C. news anchor Kathleen Matthews is expected to enter the race for Maryland’s open 8th District seat soon. As a Democratic congressional candidate, she may have to answer some awkward questions about recent campaign...Show More Summary

Let the Voters Control Congressional Districts

Depending on how the Supreme Court rules in the next couple weeks, partisan gerrymandering could become the only way that congressional districts are drawn. The Court heard arguments on March 2 in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, a case challenging Arizona's non-partisan, citizen-run redistricting commission. Show More Summary

Most Say Guinta Should Resign

A new American Research Group survey finds that 74% of registered voters in New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district say Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) should resign from Congress following the FEC finding that Guinta broke federal campaign finance laws by accepting [...]

Tracking Federal Funds, and More from CRS

“Finding data on federal grants and contracts awarded to states and congressional districts, local governments, nonprofit organizations, contractors, and other eligible entities may present challenges,” a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes. Show More Summary

Bongino moves to Florida, where political outlook may be sunnier

Republican Dan Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who came within two percentage points of knocking off heavily favored Rep. John Delaney (D) in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District race last year, has moved to Florida.Read full article >>

Kathleen Matthews quits Marriott, edging closer to Congressional run

Marriott executive and former television news anchor Kathleen Matthews moved closer to a candidacy for Maryland’s 8th District congressional seat Wednesday, as Marriott International announced her resignation from the senior communications post she’s held since 2006.Read full article >>

Islamophobic Ballots and Bullets

I hope there's not something strange in the water in the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee. This is the place represented in the U.S. House by the Conservative From Hell,...

Response to Proposed Army Surplus Handgun Sales Is 'Blind Leading the Dumb'

There's a gun nut in Alabama named Mike Rogers who represents the 3rd Congressional District, an area which includes the town of Anniston. And every gun nut like me knows Anniston because it's the headquarters of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, aka the CMP. Show More Summary

Cullerton running for Duckworth congressional seat

State Sen. Tom Cullerton said Monday he will run for Congress, joining Raja Krishnamoorthi in the race for the Democratic nomination in the west and northwest suburban 8th District.

Failed Congressional Candidate Planned To Kill Some Muslims As Love Offering To Sean Hannity

Let’s meet Robert Doggart, who ran last year as an independent for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District (and lost rather badly, getting just 6.4 percent of the vote). But he’s not the sort of guy to just dabble in politics as a fringe...Show More Summary

How gerrymandering cost Democrats the House in 2012: Part 1: An interactive look at alternative maps

Interactive map of the 2012 congressional districts, click to enlarge In November 2012, the American electorate voted to give Democrats unified control of government. President Obama won re-election with a majority of the vote, Senate Democrats increased their seat count, and Democratic candidates for the House won the popular vote. Show More Summary

Mississippi Top Two Election of New Congressman Makes Case for Ranked Choice Voting

On May 12, voters in the first congressional district of Mississippi went to the polls to vote for a new Member of Congress in the wake of the unfortunate death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee earlier this year. Grounded in the U.S. Constitution, no person has ever served in the U.S. Show More Summary

Mississippi election of new Member of Congress with Louisiana form of top Two makes case for ranked choice voting

On May 12, voters in the first congressional district of Mississippi went to the polls to vote for a new Member of Congress in the wake of the unfortunate death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee earlier this year. Grounded in the U.S. Constitution, no person has ever served in the U.S. Show More Summary

Compactness is a terrible standard for redistricting and determining if maps were gerrymandered

Split-line North Carolina congressional map from the Center for Range Voting It is often proposed that the solution to gerrymandering and drawing the perfect districts is to have a computer draw lines to be as geometrically compact as possible. Show More Summary

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