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Twin Falls County won’t challenge new redistricting plan

Twin Falls county commissioners have announced that they've decided not to file any further challenge to Idaho's new legislative redistricting plan, though they're not entirely happy with it. The county led an earlier challenge to the Idaho Supreme Court that overturned the previous plan submitted by the state's citizen redistricting commission.

County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said, “It’s not a good plan, but it’s an acceptable one. It’s considerably better than the previous plan that extended Twin Falls districts all the way to Chubbuck.” Click below to read the county's full news release about its decision, reached today.




Twin Falls County Won’t Challenge New Plan


Twin Falls, ID.   The Twin Falls County Commissioners have decided not to file further challenges with the Supreme Court over the most recent redistricting map.  The Commissioners made the decision today after meeting with their Clerk and their legal counsel to discuss the effect of the most recent decision of the Redistricting Commission.  While the Commissioners are dismayed that the Redistricting Commission again split Twin Falls County unnecessarily, they believe that the new plan is substantially better than the plan they sued to stop.  “Our victory in the Supreme Court resulted in a better plan for Twin Falls County and more constitutional redistricting of the entire state,” said Twin Falls County Commission Chairman George Urie, “We believe it is important now to get on with the business of redrawing precincts and letting our voters and candidates know where they are voting and running.”  County Prosecutor Grant Loebs supported Urie’s comments saying, “It’s not a good plan, but it’s an acceptable one.  It’s considerably better than the previous plan that extended Twin Falls districts all the way to Chubbuck.”


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

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