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Redistricting officials face new allegations

Members of Arizona's redistricting commission faced new allegations Thursday as the state attorney general said the panel's chair reportedly destroyed documents and Democrats filed a complaint asking for an investigation of a Republican commissioner.

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IRC should hold itself to same standards as mapping firm

In the high-stakes job to redraw Arizona’s political districts, much has been debated about the idea of “transparency.”

The Independent Redistricting Commission, apparently concerned about the public perception of its decision to hire a mapping firm with historic ties to Democratic causes, recently established a rule intended to allay fears of partisanship driving the mapping process.

But what about the commission itself? Shouldn’t its members be held to the same standard? 

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