Editorial: 3 congressional maps range from status quo, to tortured alignment, to just right
Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board -- One of the congressional maps proposed by N.M.’s redistricting committee would largely preserve the status quo, a system that has served the majority of New Mexicans, while disenfranchising many urban and rural voters. Another would consolidate the urban metro area, while aligning rural communities. And a third so-called “People’s Map” that had backers offering cash to get folks to support it would intentionally carve up the Albuquerque metro area and gut the political influence of southeastern New Mexico, meeting the very definition of gerrymandering. [READ MORE]
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