Sylvia Swayne, the first openly trans woman to run for state office in Alabama, said there is more to the state than its conservative reputation.
A decision by justices on whether state legislatures should have full autonomy over drawing election maps may be made public later this week.
One candidate running in North Carolina called the 2020 presidential election fraudulent and demanded "treason" charges for those who certified the results.
"My hope is that a new leadership emerges," said one L.A.-based professor about the effects of the City Council's most recent scandal.
"I mean, we are not going to have a 200-mile gerrymander that divvies up people based on the color of their skin," DeSantis said.
"It is irresponsible to effectively confirm the congressional map for this election cycle seven days before voting begins," Gibbs said.
In January, DeSantis proposed his own redistricting map, which a Florida governor had never done before, that would have given Republicans more power.
The maps drawn by North Carolina's GOP could have given Republicans control of 11 of the state's 14 districts.
A panel of state trial judges heard the first of three days of evidence presentation in the trial fast-tracked by the state Supreme Court over legislative maps.
The Connecticut Supreme court denied four Republican lawmakers' motion to remove a Stanford law professor appointed to help draw redistricting lines.
She will compete with Representative James Gailliard and Senator Don Davis to replace current Representative G.K. Butterfield, who will not seek reelection.
"Our nonpartisan redistricting process in Iowa is considered one of the fairest in the nation," Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley said in a statement.
The lawsuit claims that the current maps, which were drawn by Republicans and enacted by then-Governor Scott Walker in 2011, are unconstitutional.
Latinos and other minority groups could absorb the consequences of the new district lines through inadequate representation in the Illinois General Assembly, according to one of the suits.
The candidate said her donors' contributions "will never be used to enrich these chilling right-wing efforts."
The Republican-led state legislature has indicated it will challenge the ruling at the Supreme Court.
"The court has made it abundantly clear that partisan gerrymandering will not be tolerated," said attorney David King.
It's a big deal, but it may not be the answer to partisanship.
By 5-4, the court ruled that the initiative did not violate the U.S. Constitution's requirement that state legislatures set congressional district boundaries.