Redistricting News & Analysis

Podcast Episode 17: Texas House & Senate Primaries with Abby Livingston of Puck News

February 28, 2024 · 10:58 AM EST

Nathan Gonzales, Jacob Rubashkin and Abby Livingston of Puck News analyze the key upcoming House primaries in Texas, the Democratic primary for the right to challenge GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, and try to figure out which congressional district some recent TV shows and movies take place in.

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Louisiana Redistricting: Democrats +1, Graves 0

by Jacob Rubashkin January 22, 2024 · 4:00 PM EST

House Democrats look set to pick up a seat in Louisiana following a court-ordered redistricting process, at the expense of a once-powerful ally of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

While not final, the map passed by the Louisiana state legislature and supported by GOP Gov. Jeff Landry last week would create…

2024 House Overview (Dec. 15, 2023): Kansas - New York

December 15, 2023 · 2:28 PM EST

Kansas. Filing deadline June 3. Primary Aug. 6.
3rd District (Kansas City suburbs) Sharice Davids, D, re-elected 55%. Biden 51%. Oncologist Prasanth Reddy got another stamp of establishment approval when Speaker Mike Johnson included the former LabCorp executive and Air Force Reserve officer in his joint fundraising committee. He’ll…

2024 House Overview (Dec. 15, 2023): North Carolina - Wisconsin

December 15, 2023 · 2:27 PM EST

North Carolina. Primary March 5. Runoff May 14.
1st District (Inland northeastern North Carolina) Don Davis, D, elected 52%. Biden 50.4%. North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature has transformed the state’s congressional map, allowing Republicans to easily flip three Democratic-held seats and leaving just one competitive seat: the 1st. The new…

North Carolina House: Republicans Draw Takeover Opportunities

by Erin Covey October 27, 2023 · 2:26 PM EDT

North Carolina’s Republican-controlled state legislature passed a new congressional map on Wednesday that, as expected, will allow the GOP to easily flip three Democratic-held districts.

Currently, the purple state’s 14-member congressional delegation is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. But this new map creates 10 safe Republican seats, three safe…

Report Shorts (Oct. 27, 2023)

October 27, 2023 · 2:25 PM EDT

Georgia Redistricting. A federal judge ruled that Georgia’s congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered the state to produce a new map for 2024. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has called a special session for redistricting that will convene after Thanksgiving. But unlike in Alabama, it’s unclear that redrawing…

Alabama 2: A Blue Bright Spot in a Red State

by Erin Covey October 20, 2023 · 5:00 PM EDT

Democrats have a rare opportunity to flip a House seat in the Heart of Dixie — and though the seat is anchored in Montgomery, it’s drawn interest from Democrats all across the state.

A panel of federal judges settled on a new congressional map two weeks ago, redrawing Alabama's 2nd…

Gerrymandering Is Not to Blame for the Speaker Mess

by Nathan L. Gonzales October 16, 2023 · 5:37 PM EDT

Whenever something goes wrong on Capitol Hill, gerrymandering is cited as the root of the problem. But while redistricting continues to be a blatantly political act in most states, Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s ouster is a good example of why gerrymandering is not always the cause of chaos in Congress.

“Congress…

Tracking Redistricting Battles Ahead of 2024

by Erin Covey September 26, 2023 · 3:00 PM EDT

Though the 2024 election cycle is well underway, redistricting battles continue across several states.

With the control of the U.S. House on the line, both parties are keeping a close watch on the map drawing processes in North Carolina, Alabama, New York, and several other states still in the midst…

2024 House Overview (Sept. 15, 2023): Alabama - Iowa

September 15, 2023 · 2:29 PM EDT

Alabama.
Democrats are on track to gain a seat in the Yellowhammer State, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state’s congressional map likely violated the Voting Rights Act. The state was ordered by federal judges to enact a new map that included two majority Black (or close…