State lawmakers have started to wrangle with “redistricting” — redrawing legislative and congressional district boundaries to reflect population shifts in the 2020 census — but a top political analyst predicts Democrats and Republicans won’t be able to agree. Hamline University’s David Schultz points out in every decade since the 1960s except one, the courts have had to step in:
“And they have to do it because of, why? Redistricting is all about power and politics, and the two parties don’t agree on the same principles of how (district) lines should be drawn, because they want to draw the lines to their own advantage.”
House Democrats rolled out their plan last Friday. They’re pledging to work up until the February 15th deadline to get a bill to the governor’s desk.