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Admittedly, I haven't been following this all that closely. Anyone know what the drive is behind this, besides what is listed in the link below?
FRANKFORT s six congressional districts late Wednesday, setting up a fight with the Democratic-led House in coming days over the contentious political issue.
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Probably not much more than what they say in the article. Districts need to be drawn periodically to reflect changes or shifts in populations. Both parties try to get them redrawn in a way that is beneficial to them. This time the Republicans are behind it, but the Democrats do it too. There were major political and racial overtones in Texas redistricting talks recently. Some states contract independent non-partisan agencies to handle it for them. The rest of the states should probably do the same thing.
It's one of the ugliest things in politics and about the most un-democratic process imaginable.
The result will be that a guy from Henderson is representing downtown Lexington for at least a couple more years. The target is, I think, both political and personal. Kathy Stein is the most liberal person in the state house, maybe the state, and David Williams hates her.
But BigTyrone is right in that the Democrats do it too. This time it will probably get a lot more publicity since Lexington is involved.
Rep Moore of E-town says he's going to introduce a bill to turn this process over to a bi-partisan commission. I aim to call my Rep and Senator and express my support.
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