Sunday Night of the Special Session: Democrats Release Revised Redistricting Maps
Everyone hates their maps
By Megan Barth, November 15, 2021 5:51 pm
.#SB1 carves up Assembly District 25 like a Thanksgiving Turkey. 2020 Census shows #AD25 only deviated by 1% but #SB1 changes it from a 6+ point GOP district to a 3.6+ DEM district. Image Left: Current District/Image Right: Gobble Gobble 🦃 #NVLeg #PoliticalEngineering pic.twitter.com/lItcrjUGgm
— Jill Tolles (@JillTolles) November 15, 2021
Reno and Washoe County voters are being disenfranchised.
The Majority maps sever large portions of west Reno to artificially engineer SD15 to a super majority Democrat district. The carved out section of Reno was added to SD14 that stretches to Elko County – 278 miles! #nvleg https://t.co/2JYuD8q3tg
— Heidi Gansert (@HeidiGansert) November 13, 2021
NV Dems didn’t see their maps until a week ago dictated to them by ???
Lots of questions, no answers.
They are selling out our state & communities for a decade of political power in a swing state. Not a single person spoke during support.
Everyone hates their maps#nvleg #sb1 pic.twitter.com/LIDs1ogiYr
— Nevada Assembly Republican Caucus (@NVGOPAssembly) November 15, 2021
Today, the Assembly Redistricting Committee reconvened and passed SB1 on party lines. Steve Sebelius called out the obvious lack of support for SB1 in a tweet:
Hmmm. Usually, the playbook for a Ram & Jam™ calls for the Rammers and Jammers to have Astroturf testimony in support. But nobody testified for the Democratic redistricting plan. Did somebody forget that part? Did they take that page out of the book? WHAT IS HAPPENING?
— Steve Sebelius (@SteveSebelius) November 15, 2021
how you look at it, Republicans have produced a much better set of maps than Democrats,” said
Republican Senate Leader James Settelmeyer. “The minority plan has less deviation and is more
accurate, increases political competitiveness, diversity, and maintains compact geography.
“Once again, Democrats have attempted to shut Republicans out of the legislative process,” said Assembly Republican Leader Dr. Robin Titus.
Kinda wild to move a bill with no support and bipartisan opposition… but that's what the #NVleg Assembly Select Committee just did on a party-line vote 🙄 #NVRedistricting pic.twitter.com/wuQ6pY5Yfz
— Battle Born Progress (@BattleBornProg) November 15, 2021