The goal of redistricting is to adjust boundaries to the population changes over the past decade so that they are approximately equal. It seems simple enough, until all the political interests get involved. Then it must go to trial.
That’s what is occurring in New Mexico right now. District Judge James Hall is presiding over a trial this week in which Republicans, Democrats and minority groups are arguing for their own particular tilt in realigning the congressional district boundaries. Soon to follow will be other state redistricting issues.
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