Democrats Sue Over Congressional Boundaries : Roll Call
This is but the first salvo of the redistricting wars to come. Both sides need to be careful what they ask for: demographics are becoming more mixed/purple than distinct red and blue in some areas due to large demographic shifts from our economic times. More people have gone mobile looking for work, and a significant percent have shifted to work at home.
It may be among the first, but the lawsuit filed in Minnesota this week certainly won’t be the last as states across the nation grapple with the once-in-a-decade redistricting process.
Four local Democrats filed a federal suit Wednesday, raising concerns about the fairness of the mapmaking process. Minnesota has retained all of its eight Congressional seats, but the lines of those districts are certain to change. Republicans hold narrow majorities in both chambers, but new Gov. Mark Dayton is a Democrat.