Minn. Political Parties Make Their Case With Maps

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota political parties, show your maps.

Friday is the deadline for the parties to submit their ideal versions of congressional and legislative maps to a special court. The court panel is deciding what district lines should look like for the 2012 election and those that will follow for the next decade.

It’s a key step in the redistricting fight now under way.

Every 10 years district boundaries are adjusted to account for population changes in the census. The aim is to create districts for each office with similar populations.

The court will determine what the maps look like unless Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature reach a deal on them before late February. Dayton has said a deal is unlikely.

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One Comment

  1. I'm Just Sayin' says:

    and who tooko this to court before the current ruling party could do to the prior ruling party what the prior ruling party did to the former minority party? Way to spend more tax payer money politicians?

    1. jimmy says:

      In 2001 the Republicans had control of the House. Why bother with facts when talk radio can fill your head with junk.

      1. See BS says:

        Article 1 section III in the Minnesota Constitution says the MN Supreme Court is engaged in election fraud again.

        They were suppose to announce public hearings last October, but It was hush hush.

        1. jimmy says:

          . Sec. 3. LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. The liberty of the press shall forever remain inviolate, and all persons may freely speak, write and publish their sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of such right.

          Turn off talk radio

          1. See BS says:

            ARTICLE III

            Section 1. DIVISION OF POWERS. The powers of government shall be divided into three distinct departments: legislative, executive and judicial. No person or persons belonging to or constituting one of these departments shall exercise any of the powers properly belonging to either of the others except in the instances expressly provided in this constitution.

            1. jimmy says:

              So now we’re on Article III, it still does not say what you claimed.

              Turn off talk radio

  2. ljungbauer@yjblaw.com says:

    Hi Fellow Posters–

    I’m a dinosaur when it comes to computers, and am trying to ‘open’ the Maps referred to in the article, but all I keep getting is a bleeping ad from Best Buy. I’ve attempted to delete the ad, but no matter, it just comes back. Sorry to clutter up your discussion with this question, but can anyone explain please how to remove the ad? Thanks!

    Old Fart

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