Midterm Elections

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A strong slate of candidates wasn’t enough for a red wave to take shape in Delaware. There was no change in the statewide offices. Democrats Lisa Blunt Rochester, Kathy Jennings and Colleen Davis were all re-elected to Congress, Attorney General and State Treasurer and Lydia York carried her momentum from the Delaware Primary to win…

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Rep. Steve Smyk To Run For State Senate In 6th District

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After ten years in the Delaware House of Representatives, Republican Steve Smyk is shifting his focus to run for State Senate. Smyk told WGMD’s Mike Bradley Tuesday that he hopes to serve even more constituents in the redrawn 6th District. State Senator Ernie Lopez, also a Republican, has decided not to seek reelection. “I’ll serve…

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Legal Case Against Redrawn Md. Congressional Districts Moves Forward

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Fair Maps Maryland will be able to move forward with its claims of partisan gerrymandering in the state’s congressional redistricting process. The group, which has ties to Governor Larry Hogan, has objected to both congressional and legislative maps produced by the Maryland General Assembly’s commission on redistricting. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Lynne A.…

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Sussex County Council Sees Draft Redistricting Map; No Decision on Lockhaven Subdivision Appeal; Ordinance Amendments on Land Use Map Deferred

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This week’s Sussex County Council meeting is the last for 2021 and it was a marathon meeting with a packed agenda. The meeting began at 9am with the Lockhaven Subdivision appeal and didn’t end until just after 6pm with the last two of the afternoon public hearings ending with votes to defer. The Sussex County…

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Del. Redistricting Heads Down The Home Stretch

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The complicated task of redrawing legislative districts every ten years following the U.S. Census is nearing its close in Delaware. The State Senate and the State House are meeting today (Monday) in a special session devoted to redistricting. The Senate is scheduled to go into session at noon, and the House would follow at 2:00…

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Del. House Releases Legislative District Maps, With A Few Changes

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Final maps of 41 Delaware House of Representative districts have been released, days before the General Assembly meets in a special redistricting session to vote on House and Senate district maps in one combined bill. The maps can be viewed at : https://legis.delaware.gov/Redistricting/2022FinalHouseDistricts. The special session will take place Monday at Legislative Hall in Dover. If…

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Del. House District Maps Released

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New proposed maps for Delaware’s 41 State House districts have been released. The maps are redrawn every ten years following the Census. House leaders said Wednesday that numerous requirements were followed to get to this point: each district should be relatively similar in population and be contiguous while observing natural or political boundaries. The House…

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Update: Del. State Senate Confirms 9 Nominations From Gov. Carney

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Update: The State Senate confirmed nine of Governor John Carney’s nominees to judgeships, boards and commissions Wednesday afternoon. Carney said he appreciates the Senate’s careful consideration, and is confident each nominee has the good judgement and experience necessary to serve. Theresa Hayes will serve as a Judge on Family Court in Sussex County. Kristine Kellenbenz…

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DE Redistricting Public Hearings Next Week

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The General Assembly will host public hearings later this month to allow residents to comment on its proposed legislative redistricting maps. The House will host a hybrid hearing on Monday, October 18. The Senate will host a virtual hearing on Tuesday, October 19, and an in-person hearing at Legislative Hall on Thursday, October 21. All…

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Md. Citizens Redistricting Commission Opens 3rd Round Of Hearings

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The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission begins a third round of virtual meetings. The panel was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to draw up ‘fair and representative’ legislative and Congressional district maps for the 2022 elections. The Commission has drawn up proposed maps, while considering dozens that have already been submitted by the public. Marylanders may…

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MD Citizens Redistricting Commission to Meet Monday & Tuesday – Virtually

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The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission (Citizens Commission), a balanced commission created by Governor Larry Hogan to draw fair and representative legislative and congressional district maps for the 2022 elections, will continue its second round of virtual meetings on Monday, September 13, and Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. each night. Individuals from all of Maryland are…

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