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Tue., Sept. 6, 2011, 3:54 p.m.

Not gonna make it…

It's now within 10 minutes of the redistricting commission's deadline, and though various additional plans have been introduced, there's been no movement toward a settlement. Deputy Secretary of State Tim Hurst is in the room, awaiting the outcome - if there's no plan adopted by 5 p.m. (Boise time), the commission has missed its deadline, and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa says he's prepared to sue in the Idaho Supreme Court first thing in the morning, as Idaho would then have legislative and congressional district lines that violate the U.S. Constitution's one-person, one-vote rule.

In the final minutes, Democratic commissioners proposed a new congressional district plan, with the dividing line between the two districts in Ada County matching legislative district lines; but it failed on a 3-3 party-line vote.

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