Latest from Colby Itkowitz

New Texas Republican map carves Jackson Lee district and cuts off Black constituents

The longtime member of the Texas delegation faces a potential primary against her neighboring Black incumbent.
  • Oct 14, 2021

The imminent impact of redistricting: sharper partisan elbows, less compromise by both sides in the House

In initial maps released by multiple states, mapmakers sharply curb the number of competitive seats.
  • Oct 9, 2021

Texas GOP lawmakers’ redistricting map protects congressional incumbents while avoiding a new Latino-majority seat

Lawmakers in the state Senate, making the first move to redraw House maps, chose to strengthen incumbents against future demographic change rather than draw districts that might be more competitive but risky.
  • Sep 27, 2021

New York’s redistricting tests Democratic opposition to gerrymandering

The state, controlled by Democrats, could make up for gerrymandering expected in Republican states if it draws extreme lines — the kind it has railed against in the past.
  • Sep 27, 2021

Democrats wanted Trump gone. Now they want him on the ballot.

In elections in California, Virginia and New Jersey, Democrats are trying to turn out Democrats by tying Republican candidates to the former president.
  • Sep 12, 2021

Texas abortion law abruptly reshapes the political landscape

Both parties are thrust into new positions as Democrats fear a long-standing principle is at risk and Republicans see their aspirations closer to reality. Will Democrats be mobilized by the threat, or Republicans by their gains?
  • Sep 2, 2021

How congressional redistricting works in your state

With potential for gerrymandering and control of the U.S. House at stake, state legislatures and independent commissions are drawing new U.S. House and state legislative boundaries.
  • Aug 25, 2021
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One big threat to Biden’s agenda: The map

The 2022 midterm elections are still more than a year away. But the battle to win those races has already begun in the form of redrawing legislative and congressional districts. What can we learn about which party will emerge with the greatest advantage?
  • Aug 5, 2021

Redistricting battles kick off early as Democrats scramble to try to cut into GOP advantages

An early flurry of litigation even before legislative and congressional maps have been drawn signals how intense the fight for partisan power will be in the coming year.
  • Aug 4, 2021