Democrats could gain a seat in the U.S. House and multiple seats in Georgia's Legislature if a judge rules Republicans drew maps illegally weakening Black voters' power.
Fair Districts GA, a nonprofit that encourages unbiased redistricting, rated the fairness of the state’s maps during 2021’s special redistricting session. None scored an "A."
Republican officials in Louisiana are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to set a narrower definition of "Black" for redistricting that excludes some Black people and could minimize their voting power.
It is said the best medicine for what ails democracy is more democracy. But what does more democracy mean? If it just means more of the kind of politics we have now then it hardly offers a remedy.
Redrawn congressional maps pit two Democratic incumbents against each other in the Atlanta suburbs.
The state's highest court rejected new maps widely seen as favoring Democrats. The court largely agreed with Republican voters who argued the district boundaries were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A federal judge is letting new maps move forward through the 2022 election. Georgia U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene makes headlines for interrupting President Biden's State of the Union address. Also: Sonny Perdue is now chancellor, while David Perdue rails against Rivian.
Georgia's new redistricting maps likely violate the Voting Rights Act, but can stay in place for the 2022 midterm elections, a judge ruled Monday.
A U.S. District Court judge is set to decide over the next week whether candidates qualifying for a Georgia Public Service Commission race must wait until after a summer trial for a lawsuit claiming the process of electing utility regulators has largely kept Black people from winning a seat.
The new map, which now heads to the state House of Representatives, would move 41 of 159 counties from one commission district to another.
Georgia voters might not hold the power this time around to dramatically flip control of the federal government, but even so, the once reliably red state will stay at the center of national politics this year.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Sonny Perdue will become the next chancellor of the state's university system. Meanwhile, Dems are fuming at GOP maneuvers during redistricting. And on the coast, testimony is underway in the trial of the men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery.
The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana made headlines last month by smoking marijuana in a campaign ad. Now he's back with another lighter and a message about gerrymandering.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A discussion with Georgia mayors on governing through the pandemic. Also, an Atlanta federal judge began hearing arguments this week in a lawsuit claiming Georgia’s newly drawn congressional map under represents Black voters. Plus, school mask mandates are being dropped in a number of states. How have the politics of COVID played out in local Georgia communities?