Today, the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) sued the U.S. Postal Service over its failure to process and deliver election-related mail in a timely manner, potentially leading to the disenfranchisement of Virginians seeking to cast absentee ballots for the upcoming statewide election on Nov. 2.
Earlier this week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to Florida’s requirement that individuals with a former felony conviction must pay all financial obligations related to their sentence before they regain the right to vote.
This afternoon, all 50 Senate Republicans opposed a procedural vote to open debate on the Freedom to Vote Act, S.2747.
On Tuesday, a three-judge panel in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois issued an order that will determine the future of how the state’s House and Senate districts are drawn.
The Texas Legislature completed redistricting ahead of the end of its special session, approving a congressional map late Monday evening after passing state House and Senate maps last Friday.
Today, six Oregon voters, including former Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins (D), filed a petition to intervene in a case brought by Republicans earlier this week challenging Oregon’s newly-passed congressional map.
On Friday, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of Florida voters against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for his failure to call three special elections to fill vacancies in three majority-Black legislative districts.
The GOP-controlled Florida Legislature suggested this week that they do not intend to host public redistricting hearings, drawing complaints from fair maps advocates.
On Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the Senate will hold a procedural vote to advance S. 2747, the Freedom to Vote Act, next Wednesday, Oct. 20.
On Tuesday evening, the Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission approved the map for state Senate districts, one day after approving the state House map.
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