Rep. Derek Skees, R-Kalispell, also called the state’s foundational legal document a “socialist rag” in a comment reported by the Flathead Beacon.
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Democrats wanted a competitive western district. Republicans wanted a simple split. The chair of Montana’s Districting and Apportionment wanted compromise. Here’s how that all boiled down to the state’s new U.S. House districts.
Montana’s Districting and Apportionment Commission backed a Republican-approved congressional map on a split vote Thursday, when nonpartisan chair Maylinn Smith cast a deciding vote.
Montana’s districting commission wanted to present the public with a single congressional map to ponder this week. Instead, with Democrats and Republicans at loggerheads, it’s presenting two for more feedback.
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A majority of Republican lawmakers last month requested the creation of a special legislative committee to investigate Montana’s 2020 election. Now, a legal memo states that GOP leadership lacks the authority to meet that demand, but raises the possibility of alternative avenues.
An effort to divide Montana into two districts for U.S. House elections over the next decade now has a set of nine finalist maps — and an unmistakable partisan divide. The maps were advanced this week by the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission, which is up against a Nov. 14 deadline for drawing the new…
With Montana slated to gain a second U.S. House seat, the state’s redistricting commission voted Friday on a framework for drawing congressional boundaries. But the commission’s debate over legislative criteria will have to wait until July 20.
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