The constitutional language that governs the IRC is very clear that the panel cannot draw its maps with the homes of incumbents or candidates in mind, but some railbirds were left scratching their heads after seeing that the IRC draft congressional map made significant changes that directly affected a handful of incumbents and candidates.Read More »
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Scores of angry Pinal County residents showed up at the IRC’s meeting on Friday to complain about their county being split into five separate districts, a move that led Mathis to spend the weekend redrawing the lines to put Pinal into just two districts, not counting a sliver of Tohono O’odham land in the southwest corner of the county.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne said today that he could seek the removal of the state’s redistricting commissioners as a result of his investigation into whether they violated open meeting laws in June.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will spend the weekend studying proposed changes to its congressional map to see if it can retain a competitive district in the Phoenix area without carving Mesa into three separate districts.Read More »
Arizona’s five redistricting commissioners will begin filling the hole in the center of their “donut” congressional district plan today.
And although the decision to use the "donut" map shows more momentum than the commission has demonstrated in recent weeks, the plan has won opposition.
The state redistricting commission today filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Attorney General Tom Horne’s investigation into whether the commission violated open meetings laws during the hiring of its mapping firm in June.Read More »
FAIR Trust attorney David Cantelme took fire from IRC Dems during his testimony at today’s meeting.Read More »
Timing is now a bone of contention between members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
Horne’s office will face a formidable legal opponent when it tries to convince a superior court judge to force three members of the IRC to cooperate with the AG’s investigation into potential open meeting law violations.Read More »
In 2011 politics, there were no dog days of summer. In fact, there was hardly time for us political reporters to catch our breath, as the stories seemed to multiply every week.Read More »