Democratic Rep. Marty Wilde’s lonely crusade — against his own party
The iconoclastic Eugene lawmaker says he was targeted for taking on gerrymandering. He's calling out his party's way of doing business.
Washington panel fails to draw new political maps, job goes to court
Washington’s redistricting commission failed to meet its deadline and has kicked the job of creating new political maps to the state Supreme Court.
Democratic lawmaker supports lawsuit challenging Oregon legislative maps passed by his party
As part of a new court challenge, state Rep. Marty Wilde, D-Eugene, says he was punished for suggesting he might challenge a sitting senator.
National Democratic group steps in to defend Oregon’s new congressional map
In a planned filing Monday, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee argues the six-district map passed by Democrats last month is legal and fair. Republicans say it's blatant gerrymandering.
Former Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno files suit to challenge Dems’ congressional redistricting map
Clarno is one of four Republican plaintiffs in a suit alleging that Democrats' plan passed by the Legislature amounts to illegal, blatant gerrymandering.
‘Blatantly partisan’: What Southwest Washington lawmakers say about redistricting
While tweezing lines along a map doesn’t usually electrify voters, redistricting does determine how voters are grouped and, thusly, who they send to Olympia.
Special session drama could hamper Oregon Democrats’ 2022 agenda
The recently concluded redistricting special session at the Oregon Legislature was marked by a broken deal, a Republican walkout and accusations of “cheating” that have reignited tensions on the state House floor
Oregon lawmakers beat deadline to pass redistricting maps
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation to create 90 legislative districts as well as add a sixth congressional district. The bills passed largely along party lines. Republican lawmakers say the process is “rigged” to give Democrats an advantage in elections, but showed up to allow the passage.
Oregon lawmakers pass plans for new political maps, after Republicans end boycott
The GOP opposed the Democrats’ plans, but feared what could happen if responsibility for legislative districts moved to the secretary of state.
Will Oregon Legislature have a quorum for redistricting Monday?
If enough Republican's haven't shown up by 9:30 a.m. Monday, House Speaker Tina Kotek said, the session will end.