A federal judge declined to throw out several lawsuits over GEORGIA’s new voting restrictions.
PENNSYLVANIA Republicans suggested a starting point for the redistricting process: A citizen-drawn map created by a former plaintiff in a lawsuit against the last Republican-drawn map.
The NEW YORK CITY council has voted to allow non-citizens who are legal residents to vote in local elections.
Also in the Big Apple, the deputy executive director of the often-embattled Board of Elections is being replaced in that role by the chair of the Staten Island Republican Party.
CALIFORNIA is getting more competitive, thanks to a nonpartisan redistricting commission.
The NORTH CAROLINA Supreme Court pushed back the primary date on the calendar to allow more time for redistricting lawsuits to play out.
The OHIO Supreme Court heard arguments in multiple lawsuits alleging that new state House and Senate maps violated rules against partisan gerrymandering. Separately, the state faces a federal suit over its U.S. congressional maps.
A proposed VIRGINIA congressional map would leave Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) significantly outside of her district. Otherwise, the state would have fewer districts, but would retain roughly the partisan balance as it has now in its congressional delegation.
MICHIGAN news outlets sued for access to public records from the state’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
A federal appeals court in ARIZONA found that it was legal to discard mail-in ballots that haven’t been signed by Election Day.
Will SENATE DEMOCRATS finally devise some way to pass voting rights legislation despite the filibuster rules and Republican intransigence? Don’t hold your breath. Politico reports: “It’s not clear how it will work and stakeholders are being hush hush.” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is reportedly “discussing small changes to Senate rules with Republicans.” So there’s that.
Ahead of a “DEMOCRACY SUMMIT” at the White House, the Biden administration put out a fact sheet on the steps it’s taken to “restore and strengthen American democracy.” It’s a bit underwhelming.