Across the country, redistricting has been a hot topic. In June 2022, every state in the union showed a new congressional map in place for the 2022 election. Several of those maps are being challenged in court, FiveThirtyEight reported at the time, but none seemed like a serious possibility to be overturned before the midterms. The outlet noted at the time that important takeaways from the 2021-22 redistricting cycle were that ‘first, the number of swing seats will continue to decline; the new maps have six fewer highly competitive districts than the old ones. And, second, people of color will remain underrepresented in Congress.”
States are in an internal debate regarding their own voting districts, and where the lines should be drawn. The battle over newly-redrawn congressional maps has heated up months before November’s midterms and could play a huge role in the 2024 elections.
Many states have seen either rulings or the putting-off of rulings in regard to redistricting. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Louisiana state legislature by allowing the state’s Republican-drawn congressional map to remain in place.
A federal judge had previously ruled the map violated the Voting Rights Act and ordered lawmakers to redraw the state’s six congressional districts to include two in which Black voters were in the majority.
lets get those MAGA judges up there