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Arizona Redistricting Commission gives final certification to new election maps

In one last split vote, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission certified the new legislative map - now, the new maps are on their way to the Secretary of State’s Office, the final step required to enshrine them as the districts the state will use through the 2030 election. ... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Manchin sucks at Wordle

The voting rights bill currently being considered by the Senate would standardize election laws across the country and restore provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But thanks to two Democratic senators, it doesn’t look like it’s going to pass. What does that mean for voting rights?... Read more»

Arizona redistricting commissioners exchange accusations, final map certification delayed

Arizona redistricting commissioners spent several hours airing accusations and grievances over the recently concluded mapmaking process but unexpectedly adjourned without certifying the final congressional and legislative districts. ... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Dear Sens. Sinema & Kelly: 8 reasons the filibuster must end & 1 way to fix it

No single issue convinced me the filibuster must go. Thinking about the structural problems that legislative barrier has created did the trick. But I have a way out that will let democracy continue to function without a breakdown. ... Read more»

Sinema won’t back changing Senate filibuster to clear way for voting-rights laws

Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday said during a Senate floor speech that she believed any changes to the filibuster would continue to create political division, appearing to end a drive by Democrats to pass major voting rights legislation.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Give us the ballot

Mitch McConnell lives in an alternate reality where principles, hypocrisy, irony, and lying your ass off only apply to Democrats. If a Republican changes his mind and does the exact thing he railed on and on against previously, then you’re not supposed to remember that.... Read more»

Congressional Black Caucus calls for Senate action on voting rights

President Joe Biden is expected to meet with Senate Democrats on Thursday to push for the swift passage of two voting rights bills, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are applying pressure for action as well. ... Read more»

Who won and who lost with the new Arizona legislative districts?

Political fortunes for a number of lawmakers shifted when the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved its final legislative map, granting a reprieve to some who were facing trouble and giving others new headaches as they head into their re-election campaigns.... Read more»1

Arizona Redistricting Commission splits on legislative map on fractious final day

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved the final congressional and legislative maps that the state will use until 2032, ending their work with an acrimonious split vote on the legislative map and accusations of violations of the state constitution.... Read more»1

Heated day of partisan fighting ends with unlikely agreement on Arizona congressional map

After a day of accusations, recriminations and partisan sniping, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission paved the way for a possible unanimous vote on the final version of the congressional map the state will use for the next decade. ... Read more»

Arizona commissioners debate competitive legislative districts as final decision looms

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission reached potential compromises to a handful of competitive legislative districts, though Tucson congressional boundaries are still perhaps the most contentious issue in the AIRC’s recent debates over the congressional map. ... Read more»

Republicans hold the edge as Arizona redistricting nears completion

Democrats at the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission notched a rare win as the independent chairwoman sided with them on a starting point for the congressional map, only to see the GOP make gains when the new districts were unveiled.... Read more»

'Don’t lessen our power' tribal voters wait to see how Arizona redistricting treats them

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s draft maps for both the state’s 30 legislative districts and nine congressional districts — which will be used for the next decade — weaken the influence that Native American voters will have on who gets elected.... Read more»

Pima County setting up redistricting committee after Census shows uneven growth

Representatives for the Pima County Redistricting Advisory Committee will be appointed in January and hold five public hearings on redrawing the district boundaries for the Board of Supervisors and the PCC Governing Board. ... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission plans for milestone vote between Republican, Dem proposals

Final maps are still a little ways off, but the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will hit a major turning point at its next meeting when it will decide whether to move forward with either the Democratic or Republican proposals as its only template.... Read more»1

Latest Arizona redistricting changes bolster GOP chances

Republicans would fare well in the state’s next congressional map under a series of changes members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission proposed at Thursday's commission meeting after several hours of tense debate.... Read more»

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