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BC-SD--South Dakota News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SD

March 21, 2019

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Dakota. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

REDRAWING AMERICA-IMBALANCE OF POWER

Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for Democrats. Yet it wasn’t as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That’s because in more states than not, Republicans continued to benefit from a built-in advantage that prevented deeper losses or helped them hold on to power, according to a new mathematical analysis by The Associated Press. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,385 words. Photos. Video. Video graphic.

With:

Redrawing America-Imbalance of Power-Reforms, the movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum in the states. By David A. Lieb. 500 words.

Redrawing America-Imbalance of Power-Reforms-Glance, a state-by-state rundown of the various redistricting reform efforts across the US.

Redrawing America-Imbalance of Power-Cases, a summary of the main court cases around the country targeting gerrymandering.

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