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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:37 AM

New Mexico Senate takes up redistricting reform bills

Source: Santa Fe New Mexican


By Robert Nott [email protected]
Mar 1, 2021 Updated 54 min ago

Lawmakers on the Senate Rules Committee came to a quick compromise Monday on a measure they hope will set the state’s sometimes controversial redistricting process on a smooth path via an independent, bipartisan panel to redraw voting district boundaries.

A substitute bill introduced by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, an Albuquerque Democrat, gained the committee’s unanimous approval, replacing two competing Senate bills — including one sponsored by Ivey-Soto.

Monday’s deal came only after Ivey-Soto took a verbal swipe at critics who accused him of opposing the idea of an independent redistricting committee because his initial bill called for a committee composed of legislators.

“I take a little personal some of the comments that have been made about the perspective of the Legislature in the redistricting process,” he said.

He said his name had been used as a “barrier to independent redistricting. Shame on you, shame on you for doing that.”

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 02:00 AM

1. I think they are about to gerrymander Yevette

Herrell (Puke) out of her seat in the second congressional district.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 03:49 AM

2. I'm good with that

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 05:51 AM

3. As long as the voters do not have the final say in districts there will still be problems imo.

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