Arizona Eagletarian

Arizona Eagletarian

Monday, August 22, 2011

Redistricting -- Tucson meeting/Voting Rights Act issues

The Arizona Redistricting Commission convened at about 9:15 this morning first to have a presentation by former DOJ attorney Bruce Adelson on Voting Rights Act issues.

Adelson described the preclearance process and the type of analysis that must be prepared in order to facilitate DOJ approval.  Q and A following.  Commissioners asking about things like packing minority voters in too few districts to dilute the ability of minorities to elect representatives of their choice in other districts.

Because I have secure access to the internet at this meeting, I'll update from time to time during the meeting.

Currently between 40 and 50 members of the public in the audience.  Expect more, especially tea partiers toward the end when public comment period is expected.

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