More than a month after Attorney General Tom Horne announced an investigation into possible open meeting and procurement law violations by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, his attorneys will finally get to conduct their first interview with a commissioner Wednesday morning.Read More »
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Republicans have railed against the Independent Redistricting Commission, saying it intends to draw political lines that turn the state over to Democrats.
But the combination of constitutional requirements, federal regulations and voter registration numbers make for a reality that is far different from any tea partier’s nightmare scenario.
The state’s redistricting commission today moved closer to making a decision about whether it will continue require detailed tracking of all contact between its mapping firm and any member of the media.
But the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission postponed a vote so it can get more input from its attorneys, media outlets and bloggers.
A former Justice Department official says Arizona's eventual new maps of congressional and legislative districts will face vigorous reviews for compliance with a federal law that protects minorities' voting rights.Read More »
Arizona Democrats have said they want a legislative map that will be used for the next decade to significantly increase the number of competitive districts in order to give more voters an actual choice when they go to ballot boxes every other November.Read More »
Republicans who have turned attacking the IRC into sport were left with egg on their faces yesterday, when a conspiracy theory led some of the most dedicated IRC assailants to claim the commission was about to hire a liberal firm founded by former Clinton deputy chief of staff Harold Ickes.Read More »
Arizona's redistricting commission on Thursday picked starting points for drawing new congressional and legislative district maps, with a dissenting member expressing concern about representation of areas along the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »
As accusations of partisan politics and foul play continue to assail Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission, a message of confidence and encouragement was delivered to the group by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.Read More »
Arizona's redistricting commission plans Thursday to begin work on proposed new congressional and legislative district maps for use in elections in the coming decade.Read More »
A state commission is poised to start drawing new congressional and legislative districts for use in elections in the coming decade, with some initial but tentative signs already pointing to significant changes across the state's political landscape.Read More »