“Pluribus AM: All redistricting, all the time”

From Reid Wilson’s indispensable morning newsletter on news around the states:

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We should just rename this section “Today in Redistricting Litigation”

ALABAMA: The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Alabama’s bid to keep a U.S. House district map that had only one Black-majority district. A special master has submitted three proposed maps to a three-judge panel in district court, all of which include a second Black-majority district that will favor Democrats. (AL.com) The Alabama Democratic Party’s Black caucus intends to file an objection to those three maps, and to submit a proposal of their own. (AL.com)

FLORIDA: A federal trial over U.S. House district maps in Florida opened Tuesday as lawyers representing Black voters allege Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) intentionally dismantled a Black-majority district that stretched from Tallahassee to Jacksonville. DeSantis vetoed the legislature’s map that would have preserved the district. (Associated Press)

NEW MEXICO: Trial begins today in state court as a judge considers whether Democrats improperly divided communities of interest in redrawing the southern 2nd U.S. House district ahead of the 2022 elections. After Democrats redrew the map, Rep. Gabe Vasquez (D) ousted ex-Rep. Yvette Herrell (R). (Associated Press)

OHIO: The state Redistricting Commission unanimously approved new House and Senate district maps that will be used through the 2030 elections. The maps will give Republicans an advantage in about 62% of state House districts and 70% of state Senate districts. Democrats said the maps are fairer than previous iterations, despite their baked-in disadvantage. (Columbus Dispatch)…

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