Redistricting power grabs seen nationally and in many states haven’t happened in Minnesota, but it’s not for lack of trying. Divided government has kept the state’s two largest parties from having enough muscle to push through new electoral maps that could give them an advantage.
For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.
A Minnesota court panel has slashed the legal bills for those who sued over this year’s political redistricting.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is opposing attorney fee awards for those who sued over political redistricting.
The Minnesota court panel that settled the latest round of political redistricting is now being asked to cover more than $628,000 in legal bills for the Democrats, Republicans and citizens who joined the lawsuit.
Fresh off the national stage of a failed presidential bid, Republican Michele Bachmann said Tuesday that she will seek re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat, even though her home is being thrown into a district currently represented by a Democrat.
Federal judges on Tuesday postponed a trial over the state’s latest election maps, telling lawyers for both sides to spend the day determining whether lawmakers would consider drawing new maps.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced on Monday she will be introducing federal legislation that calls for greater oversight of how Medicaid dollars are being spent.
One of the biggest news stories this week will be the announcement on Tuesday of the new boundaries for Congressional districts and all state legislative seats.
Earlier this week Michele Bachmann announced she will run for re-election in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. And while she has become a national figure, her re-election bid faces a difficult hurdle.
Minnesota’s political parties will argue for their plans to redraw the state’s political boundaries before a panel of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
A proposed remake of a Minnesota congressional district map would lump Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum into a district with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, the presidential hopeful who hasn’t ruled out another bid for Congress should her current campaign fail.
Minnesota political parties, show your maps.
A special court panel is deciding how much wiggle room it should allow in crafting new legislative and congressional districts.