At yesterday’s IRC meeting, Voting Rights Act consultant Bruce Adelson repeatedly emphasized that DOJ likes to see a lot of debate and discussion about Voting Rights Act districts when contemplating preclearance for new maps.Read More »
In its first week back on the job after the reinstatement of ousted Chairwoman Colleen Mathis, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission considered changing some the most oft-maligned aspects of its congressional draft map.Read More »
Legislative candidates across the state are quickly learning how difficult it is to run a campaign without knowing where their districts will be.
The uncertainty also complicates fundraising.
Sen. Steve Gallardo is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to intervene to protect minority voting rights and prevent the removal of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission members.Read More »
James Huntwork, a Republican who served on the original Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, said his successors are not properly drawing legislative and congressional maps based on constitutional criteria.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court will decide Oct. 25 whether to hear cases involving city council elections in Tucson and a southern Arizona Indian tribe’s desire to build a casino near Glendale’s sports and entertainment area.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne’s Voting Rights Act lawsuit may spur a wave of retaliatory civil suits, but experts say those who are likely to sue would have a difficult time convincing a judge they’ve been wronged.Read More »
The chairman of the Hopi Tribe says it makes sense to place its reservation in the same congressional and legislative districts as the larger Navajo Reservation that surrounds it.Read More »
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett says Attorney General Tom Horne should have consulted with him before filing a lawsuit against the preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning a provision in the Voting Rights Act requiring Arizona and several other states to get all election changes approved by the U.S. Department of Justice before they can be implemented.Read More »