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Redistricters: ‘This state has changed’

Redistricting commissioners spent a contentious half-hour discussing the proposed Democratic congressional redistricting plan, without reaching any agreement. GOP Co-Chairman Evan Frasure said the plan would move roughly 300,000 people from one of Idaho's two congressional districts to the other. “The public who just went through elections and elected a new congressman for that district, we're taking roughly a third of them and putting them in the 2nd District,” he said. Plus, roughly 150,000 people in Ada County would move from the 2nd District to the first, he said. “You're looking at over half the citizens of Idaho going to have a new congressman from this plan.”

Democratic Commissioner George Moses responded, “This state has changed in the last ten and a half years. … In the 1st Congressional District, the last four elections have produced a different congressional representative. So those folks are coping with change pretty well. If what we're really talking about is the comfort of the incumbents running in their old districts, that gets me no sympathy at all.”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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