Panel conducts Nevada redistricting process

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Updated: 3/31 7:11 am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Unlike some other states where Republicans used their gains in statewide elections to seize control of the redistricting process after the 2010 census, the re-drawing of Nevada's voting districts was done by a court-appointed panel and overseen by a judge.

Politics was still at play as Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval twice vetoed maps approved by Democratic lawmakers.

Republicans and Democrats accused each other of trying to manipulate the boundaries for political gain under the guise of benefiting Hispanics.

Republicans insisted one congressional district should include a Hispanic majority to allow them to elect someone of their choosing. Democrats countered that amounted to "packing" and was an attempt to isolate Hispanics and minimize their influence in other districts.

A special court panel concluded there was no justification for a Hispanic-majority district.


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