(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The 2024 presidential election is going to be greatly affected by the redistricting cases in Alabama, New York, and Wisconsin.
In New York, the lawsuit could lead to the creation of an entirely new congressional map, while in Louisiana and Alabama, the cases could lead to the establishment of new majority-Black congressional districts. For Wisconsin, the case could result in the redrawing of the entire state Legislature depending on the ruling that the state’s Supreme Court makes in a high-profile redistricting case. All of these cases could potentially have really big effects on the GOP as they try to win the majority in Washington.
Democrats are trying to have a bipartisan committee that will redraw the congressional maps in the state following the last election cycle where the lines drawn were not favorable to the party, which led to them losing important scenes in the house.
The Democrats are calling for the Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) to be responsible for redrawing congressional maps. Last year, the IRC had attempted to offer a number of proposals for congressional lines. The State Legislature ultimately created a new congressional map, however, that map was later removed by the state Court of Appeals. Instead, a court-appointed special master was assigned to create the House map that needed to be used in the midterm in November.
The special master’s map had created a number of weird primaries between different members, including a match in the primary between Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and then-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) in the New York 12th Congressional District.
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