Redistricting News & Analysis

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…

North Carolina 8: Bishop’s Move Opens Seat

by Erin Covey August 18, 2023 · 1:58 PM EDT

Nearly five years ago, a rare case of verified election fraud paved the path for Republican Dan Bishop’s election to Congress. Bishop is now leaving Washington to run for the state’s attorney general office — and the candidate at the center of the election fraud scandal is mulling a comeback.

Alabama House: Back to the Drawing Board

by Erin Covey June 30, 2023 · 1:27 PM EDT

Alabama is likely to add a second Democratic member to its congressional delegation, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state’s map had violated the Voting Rights Act and deprived Black citizens of the right to elect their own representative.

But the further ramifications of this decision — what…

Supreme Court’s Decision Could Reshape House Battlefield

June 8, 2023 · 2:00 PM EDT

By Erin Covey and Jacob Rubashkin

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that Alabama’s congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act by diluting the political power of Black voters, and ordered the state to draw a new map — a stunning decision from a court that has…

2024 House Overview (June 2, 2023): North Carolina-Wyoming

June 2, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

North Carolina
Republicans are poised to redraw the state’s congressional map, leaving up to four Democrats in serious danger of losing their seats in 2024. Last year, the North Carolina Supreme Court threw out the GOP-controlled state Legislature’s gerrymandered map, putting in place a temporary map that resulted in…

Report Shorts (May 5, 2023)

May 5, 2023 · 2:27 PM EDT

Maryland Senate. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin announced he will not seek re-election, setting up a competitive Democratic primary to replace him. Rep. David Trone is running, as is Montgomery County Councilman Will Jawando. Rep. Jamie Raskin says he’ll take May to decide. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks is likely…

Report Shorts (April 7, 2023)

April 7, 2023 · 1:28 PM EDT

Arizona's 1st District. The field of Democrats attempting to unseat GOP Rep. David Schweikert is shaping up. Jevin Hodge, who came less than 1 point away from defeating Schweikert last cycle, announced that he won’t run in 2024. Since then, Democratic state Rep. Amish Shah and  former state party chairman…