Primaries spotlight coming battles over state supreme courts

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The headliners for North Carolina’s primary on Tuesday include Republicans challenging for an open US Senate seat and candidates hoping to give the GOP a shot at veto-proof majorities in the Legislature. Getting less billing, but with equal long-term political importance, is a contest that will shape the fall matchups for … Read more

Judge says he’ll block Gov. Ron DeSantis’ redistricting plan

A state judge has ruled that a congressional map approved by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and drawn by his staff dele is unconstitutional because it breaks up a district where Black voters can choose their representatives by BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press May 11, 2022, 8:11 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to … Read more

New York court rejects congressional maps drawn by Democrats

ALBANY, NY (AP) — New York’s highest court on Wednesday rejected new congressional maps that had widely been seen as favoring Democrats, largely agreeing with Republican voters who argued the district boundaries were unconstitutionally gerrymandered. The decision may delay New York’s primary elections by as much as two months and is likely to hammer-blow to … Read more