Eye On Boise

Gilmore: ‘Either plan would be defensible’

Redistricting Commission Co-Chairman Evan Frasure asked Deputy Attorney General Mike Gilmore which of the two proposed Idaho congressional district plans - the Republican plan, C-33, with zero population deviation and one county split, or the Democratic plan, C-34, with a population deviation of 53 people and two county splits - would stand up better to a legal challenge. "Zero is more defensible than 53, and one county split is more defensible than two county splits," Gilmore responded. "But ... it is a decision for this body, not for your legal counsel, because I think either plan would be defensible."

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