Merritt Hamilton Allen, The Independent – We have a special session of the Legislature coming up that holds huge stakes for New Mexico voters: decennial redistricting. With the new census, New Mexico, like the rest of the nation, must review its political boundaries for population changes and redraw its maps accordingly. Of course, New Mexico being New Mexico, it’s usually fair game for gerrymandering, or packing districts to favor incumbents and the party in power. [READ MORE]
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