Eye On Boise

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2011, 2:12 P.M.

GOP leader: Minority party shouldn’t have equal representation in redistricting

Idaho Republican Party Executive Director Jonathan Parker has sent out a guest opinion entitled "Idaho's Redistricting Process is Broken and Needs to be Fixed," in which he writes, "Due in part to an even-numbered commission, Idaho’s redistricting process is systematically designed for failure and has proven to be an unnecessarily expensive process that doesn’t accurately reflect the political makeup of our state where Idaho Democrats don’t hold a single Congressional or Statewide office, and control less than 20% of seats in the Idaho legislature." Parker decries the evenly split bipartisan commission because it "artificially gives the minority party equal representation and therefore the opportunity to abuse the system;" you can read his full article here.

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