Robert Nott, Santa Fe New Mexican – A committee tasked with drawing election district boundaries on behalf of a coalition of Native American communities on Friday submitted a proposal that would dramatically shake up the state’s three congressional districts. Under the plan created by the All Pueblo Council of Governors’ Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee, the northernmost 3rd Congressional District, which includes Santa Fe, would extend down into what is now the 2nd Congressional District in Southern New Mexico to incorporate portions of the Mescalero Apache Tribe. That also would expand the Albuquerque-centric 1st Congressional District to the southwest to “unpack some of that population and political power and get it distributed to the south,” said Keegan King of Acoma Pueblo, a committee co-chairman. [READ MORE]
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