Democratic nonprofit files suits in three U.S. states as redistricting battle begins

April 27, 2021

Joseph Ax, Reuters

“A national Democratic redistricting group has brought a trio of lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Louisiana, asking courts to prepare to step in if the divided government in each of those states fails to agree on new legislative maps.”

“The litigation, filed after the U.S. Census Bureau released data on Monday showing how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes will be allocated to each state for the next decade, is the first salvo in what will likely be a sprawling national court battle over redistricting.”

‘Adam Kincaid, the executive director of the Republican counterpart to the NDRC, the National Republican Redistricting Trust, dismissed the litigation. ‘The lawsuits are expensive press releases that likely aren’t going anywhere,’ he said in an email.’

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