Lawmakers Prepare to Face Off as Redistricting Draws Near

Lawmakers Prepare to Face Off as Redistricting Draws Near

(TargetLiberty.org) – It’s time to redraw congressional districts, and the upcoming change has several representatives anxiously eyeing their colleagues as they face the prospect of running against them to keep their seats. The new seats will be announced in the fall, but parties are already trying to work out what it means for the future of the House.

The latest census data was released on April 26, and it shows there will be some changes in the House. Seven states – mostly Democrat-leaning – are losing a seat each. Five others – mainly red districts – are gaining one, while GOP stronghold Texas will gain two.

Now districts have to be redrawn, a process that Republicans say will put them in a strong position to retake the House next year. Pro-Democrat pressure groups are already filing lawsuits against redistricting, despite it not even having started yet. Adam Kincaid, director of the National Republican Redistricting Trust, called the lawsuits “expensive press releases” and said they’re not going anywhere.

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