Two years ago, then-Ohio state Senate President Tom Niehaus (R) pledged to deliver a redrawn map of Ohio's congressional districts "that Speaker Boehner fully supports." Boehner's team made sure Niehaus delivered.
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At least 14 members of the House majority have said they would now be open to backing a "clean" continuing resolution -- but they almost all represent the small number of Congressional districts held by Republicans but won or nearly-won by President Obama in 2012.
It's not exactly a big secret that Texas Republicans drew their state's district lines in order to maximize the weight of Republican voters and minimize the voting strength of Democrats. Still, this isn't normally something that a state's top legal officer openly admits to in a brief filed with a federal court.
Unhappy that an independent redistricting commission devised maps it deemed too independent for the 2012 elections, Arizona Republicans are already scheming to rig the redistricting process after the 2020 elections to be more favorable to their party.