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Despite the late data and new deadline, commissioners just last week were fairly confident they could reach a deal in time but hinted there was still disagreement. Some sticking points included creating a mostly-Latino legislative district in Yakima to comply with the Voting Rights Act and creating a district that spans both the east and west sides of the Cascades. (Source: www.spokesman.com)

RED-LIGHT REDISTRICT — There’s an interesting wrinkle in the Ohio redistricting process: Voters passed a constitutional amendment in 2018 saying that legislators had to create new maps in a bipartisan manner, or else they’d take effect for only four years instead of 10. The state’s Republicans, though, have opted for the latter, reports Brittany Gibson: They’re plowing ahead with a rapid and brutal gerrymander that’s likely to limit Dems to just two of 15 congressional seats, and taking their chances on having to redraw the lines after two cycles. (Source: www.politico.com)

Instead, the biggest hit to the power of Norcross came this month, when a truck driver who spent $10,000 on his campaign defeated Sweeney. It was one of the biggest political upsets in New Jersey history and the biggest in the nation this year — a dark omen for Democrats worried about the 2022 midterms. That night, South Jersey Democrats also lost two of their six state Senate seats and four of their 12 state Assembly seats, accounting for most of the Democratic Party’s losses in New Jersey, where Murphy stumbled to a narrow, 3-point reelection victory. (Source: www.politico.com)

LET’S BE REAL FOR A MINUTE: Trump becoming speaker is extremely unlikely, but that’s not the point. If the former president has dozens of Trumpian members refusing to back McCarthy for speaker, and instead voting for Trump, the California Republican could face the same math problem that led him to drop his speakership bid in 2015. (Source: www.politico.com)

Because of her stance on the Capitol riot, her vote to impeach Trump and vocal opposition to his false stolen election narrative, in early 2021 pro-Trump Freedom Caucus House members attempted to remove Liz Cheney as chair of the House Republican Conference, the third-ranking position in the Republican House leadership. The initial effort failed, but growing numbers of House Republicans supported her removal; McCarthy agreed to a party vote in May, resulting in Cheney's ouster. Hours after the vote, McCarthy said, "I don't think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election", but a CNN poll released days earlier found that 70% of Republicans did believe the false stolen election narrative. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

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