Voting districts

FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, a woman votes at a polling station inside a coffee shop in Los Angeles. With the 2020 elections approaching, the latest California voter registration figures tell a familiar story: Democrats are expanding their ranks, Republicans are struggling and the fastest-growing group remains those voters aligned with no party at all - independents. The figures released Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 by Secretary of State Alex Padilla also show that more than 80 percent of eligible residents are registered to vote, the highest percentage since 1952. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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November 06, 2019 - 7:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the 2020 elections approaching, California voter registration figures released Wednesday tell a familiar story: Democrats are expanding their ranks, Republicans are struggling, and the fastest-growing group remains those voters aligned with no party at all — independents...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 15, 2019 file photo, a state districts map is shown as a three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court presides over the trial of Common Cause, et al. v. Lewis, et al, in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina has often been cited as an example of political gerrymandering. Now court rulings against its legislative and congressional districts also could become an example for other states. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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November 02, 2019 - 3:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court this year declared federal judges had no business deciding cases about political gerrymandering, it also said state courts had every right to address the issue — and have they ever in North Carolina. Within four months, state judges hearing two...
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October 30, 2019 - 7:04 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A freshman congressman from New Jersey is poised to be a lonely Democratic vote against the proposed impeachment process against President Donald Trump. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a dentist and a longtime state legislator before winning the 2nd District seat in 2018 after it was under...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, Republican state Sens. Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. General Assembly, in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina judges on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, blocked the state's congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a strong likelihood of winning a lawsuit that argued Republicans unlawfully manipulated district lines for partisan gain. (Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer via AP, File)
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October 28, 2019 - 11:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges on Monday blocked the state's congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a strong likelihood of winning a lawsuit that argued Republicans unlawfully manipulated district lines for partisan gain. The panel of three...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, House Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce ranking member Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., speaks during a legislative hearing on "making prescription drugs more affordable" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Walden is retiring from Congress and will not seek election to a 12th term. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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October 28, 2019 - 7:37 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The lone Republican in Oregon's congressional delegation won't seek reelection to a 12th term, throwing a huge district covering a conservative part of the state up for grabs. With less than seven months to go before the 2020 primaries, Rep. Greg Walden's videotaped announcement...
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A woman enters a Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles drivers license service center, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Hialeah, Fla. The U.S. Census Bureau has asked the 50 states for drivers' license information, months after President Donald Trump ordered the collection of citizenship information. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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October 23, 2019 - 6:53 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An effort by the U.S. Census Bureau to collect state driver's license records as part of President Donald Trump's order to gather citizenship information has been a bust so far. As of Wednesday, the vast majority of state motor vehicle agencies had not agreed to share their...
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Former US Rep. Pete Sessions speak to the McLennan County Republican Party Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Waco, Texas as he runs to fill the seat of Bill Flores who is stepping down (Jerry Larson/ Waco Tribune-Herald, via AP)
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October 11, 2019 - 6:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions' climb back into Congress was already off to a rough start, with some in his own party suggesting he was carpetbagging by leaving the Dallas district he lost last fall to try to get elected in a far more rural and politically safe one. Now...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2015 file photo, U.S. Rep Pete Sessions, R-Texas, opens a meeting of the House Rules Committee at the Capitol in Washington. Former congressman Sessions of Texas is expected to run again for Congress in 2020 but not in his longtime Dallas district that Democrats flipped last year. A former aide to Sessions didn’t return a message seeking comment Tuesday night, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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October 02, 2019 - 6:44 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas is expected to run again in 2020 but not in his old Dallas district, which Democrats flipped last year. Prominent Republican megadonor Roy Bailey and two GOP operatives with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Sessions...
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Former congressman Darrell Issa, left, speaks with a reporter after a news conference Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in El Cajon, Calif. Issa, a former congressman, announced he will attempt a return to Congress to replace fellow Republican and longtime-U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, who is running for re-election while under indictment on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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September 26, 2019 - 6:37 pm
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Wealthy former congressman Darrell Issa says he retired from the U.S. House of Representatives because the Southern California district he served for 18 years had grown too moderate and no longer fit him. But Issa says he now sees an opportunity to return to Congress in a...
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Ron Smith poses Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at his home in Eagan, Minn. House Democrats are charging toward impeachment, bringing millions of wary voters for the ride at considerable political risk. The Associated Press interviewed more than 50 voters across nine states, largely in congressional districts held by freshman Democrats on the frontline of the fight. The responses _ ranging from frustration, sadness, anxiety and relief _ illustrate the challenges Democrats face (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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September 26, 2019 - 4:02 pm
EXTON, Pa. (AP) — Evie Burt has long thought Donald Trump deserved to be impeached, even before the allegations that the president tried to squeeze a foreign leader for damaging information about a political opponent. But that doesn't mean Burt, a 23-year-old independent in this wealthy...
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