Tea Party Group Fights NJ's Redistricting Map

Friday, 22 Apr 2011 11:57 AM

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A New Jersey tea party group filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the state’s redrawn legislative district map favor Democrats, the Newark Star-Ledger reported Friday.

new jersey redistrictingThe Bayshore Tea Party submitted its own suggested map to the state commission charged with redrawing the Garden State’s 40 legislative district. It had little influence on the outcome on the new boundaries approved earlier this month.

"There is simply no rational explanation for the fantastical shapes into which the Commission Democrats crammed New Jersey’s legislative districts other than to effectively disenfranchise millions of voters and to protect incumbents’ jobs," said Russell Cote, the lawyer who filed the lawsuit and a member of the tea party group.

Cote said the new map is unconstitutional because South Jersey districts tend to have more residents than North Jersey districts and nobody on the commission represented unaffiliated and third-party voters.

He also said counties are split many more times than necessary, and Newark’s and Jersey City’s clout was diluted because they would each go from three legislative districts to two.

The tea party group also charged the districts were shaped with the sole aim of protecting incumbents.

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