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Maryland's congressional redistricting process in 2011 reflected a common theme in many states: There isn't much preventing a political party that controls state government from drawing the state's congressional map to its benefit.
After spending most of his career working for partisan causes, Virginia's new Democratic governor is calling for nonpartisan redistricting of legislative boundaries.
The House showdown over a surprise redistricting bill that Senate Republicans strong-armed to passage will have to wait for another day.
Advocates are close to gathering enough signatures for a referendum on Maryland's new congressional map.
When Congressional districts are redrawn, the boundaries move even if you have not moved residence.
The Virginia Supreme Court has thrown a hurdle into the process of redistricting in the General Assembly.
A Republican-backed congressional redistricting plan cleared the Virginia Senate on a party-line vote Friday over Democratic objections that it's unconstitutional and illegally weakens black voting strength.
Where you vote and who you can choose for Congress are still not decided as 2012 begins in Virginia. It could be decided by the General Assembly, or it could be the federal courts that decide.
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