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HD 105 candidate Donna McLeod: Racial gerrymandering alleged

HD 105 candidate Donna McLeod: Racial gerrymandering alleged
October 20, 2016 --

Oct, 20, 2016 — Donna McLeod — a plaintiff in a suit alleging political gerrymandering of local posts in Gwinnett County — says district lines were also redrawn to help her opponent in a state legislative seat.

McLeod is running against Rep. Joyce Chandler, a Republican who’s won two close elections by about 550 and 800 votes. A 2015 redistricting removed a majority-minority precinct where Chandler lost by more than 600 votes the year before and added two precincts where white voters outnumber minorities by more than 3-to-1.

Emails suggest Ohio’s new GOP-friendly maps save the party ‘millions’

Emails suggest Ohio’s new GOP-friendly maps save the party ‘millions’
December 16, 2011 --

Political parties and other powerful players use the once-a-decade redistricting process to advance their own goals — often at the expense of voters. A recently released trove of email messages from Ohio offers a rare inside glimpse into how it works. The messages, sent from June to September, show collaboration between the national GOP and state Republicans to redraw Ohio’s maps and thus cement control of both the statehouse and a majority of congressional districts.

Sept. 1

September 1, 2011 --

South Fulton lawmaker defends controversial letter Trouble at new Grady CEO’s old hospital raises Q’s about his hiring High CEO pay common at hospitals statewide Valdosta mayor resigns after felony plea UGA sex bias suit can go to trial What’s behind a Henry Co. redistricting feud

Aug. 30

August 30, 2011 --

JQC report outlines case against ex-Columbus judge Sitting Columbus judge says local attorney at center of corruption probe Augusta city officials grilled over retroactive pay raises Calls come for independent redistricting APS turning over confidential material in cheating probe Ads for airport concessions contracts target passengers Former Crawford Co. chairman sues county officials

Aug. 12

August 12, 2011 --

Mistrial, acquittals in AL corruption trial of ex-GA legislative aide Special prosecutor assigned to investigate Muscogee Co. judges APS billed over $125K for Beverly Hall’s legal fees Dem leader threatens colleagues who back GOP redistricting plan 1,760 GA elected officials skirt financial disclosure deadline Augusta city administrator rejects calls for resignation

April 28

April 28, 2011 --

Ex-partners say King & Spalding’s usual vetting process is thorough Federal complaint filed over Gwinnett school redistricting Senators ask AG to investigate APS for open meeting violation Cases stalled as 3 APS ethics panel members resign Advisory panel hears calls to open up election system E. Point mayor criticizes pay raises

Feb. 10

February 10, 2011 --

Legis leaders deny Dems’ request for their own redistricting office ATL cops’ widow anxious over pension letter Audit: MARTA racked up lavish expenses Savannah to AG: No secret meetings held Scrutiny reduces CRCT test problems

Lobbyists in line to handle Ga. reapportionment?

Lobbyists in line to handle Ga. reapportionment?
January 8, 2011 --

Legislative leaders are in discussions to hire a prominent lobbying firm to help redraw district lines for the Georgia House and Senate this year. Under the proposal, Troutman Sanders Strategies would work on reapportionment maps for the Legislature and the state’s delegation to Congress. The firm recently hired former House Majority Leader Jerry Keen, and chairman Pete Robinson serves on Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s transition team.

May 11

May 11, 2010 --

DOT project benefits lifelong friend of governor Last-minute bill gives governor more redistricting power 6 groups file legal challenge to proposed coal-fired power plant Bus stops near sex offenders Azziz to review Medical College admin pay Groups urge Perdue to veto bill eliminating tax credit for poor