(Carver County, MN) — Some Minnesota voters want the courts to draw the state’s legislative and congressional maps. The group has filed a lawsuit in Carver County saying lawmakers have failed to set political maps since 1971, and that another impasse should be expected this year from the divided state government. It also seeks to block the secretary of state and county auditors from using the current maps in the 2022 election while asking for an appointment of a special redistricting panel to draw the political lines. Filers say they don’t believe those in the Legislature will come to an agreement by next year’s deadline, which would result in district voters seeing drastic power imbalances. Secretary of State Steve Simon said it is plausible that the courts will end up in charge of the state’s maps.
Some Minnesota voters want the courts to draw the state’s legislative, congressional maps
By Ashley Hanley|2021-02-24T05:36:46-06:00February 24th, 2021|