Justice Department OKs Arizona Congressional Map

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 09:20 AM

By Robert Engler

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Justice Department has signed off on Arizona’s congressional redistricting plan, which generated months of partisan bickering in the Republican-dominated state legislature.
 
According to the Arizona Daily Star, the plan approved on Monday was created by the Independent Redistricting Commission and adds a ninth seat to Arizona’s U.S. House delegation based on the state’s population growth as recorded in the 2010 Census. 

The plan generated lots of controversy before being submitted to the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division for approval. Republican lawmakers, for example, accused Democrats of trying to game the five-member commission in their favor.

At one point, they threatened to cut off funding for the panel, prompting Democrats to threaten a lawsuit.

Under the plan, Pima County, which previously included parts of two congressional districts, both held by Democrats, will now include parts of three. Arizona’s second largest city, Tucson, is in Pima County.

Arizona is still waiting for federal approval of its state legislative maps. The commission expects to hear back on those by April 30, according to executive director Kristina Gomez.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved