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Indiana redistricting maps to be unveiled Monday

Associated Press
April 10, 2011
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Indiana lawmakers are expected on Monday to release to the public the new political maps proposed for the state's 150 legislative and nine congressional districts.

Republicans have complete control of the once-a-decade redistricting process this year with their state House and Senate majorities.

The proposed districts are to be unveiled during separate meetings Monday of the Senate and House election committees.

The legislators heading up the redistricting process have been tight-lipped about the plans, saying that few lawmakers will see the full maps much ahead of their public release. Republican leaders expect to have the new districts approved by the Legislature's April 29 adjournment deadline.

One possible political target of redistricting is Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly, who narrowly won re-election last year to his northern Indiana seat.

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  • Drawcongress.org
    DrawCongress.org is an outgrowth of the ââ?¬Å?Redistricting and Gerrymanderingââ?¬Â? course at Columbia Law School. There is a ââ?¬Å?good governmentââ?¬Â? plan for Indiana on this site that attempts to draw compact districts based on political subdivision lines, such as counties and cities. You can see the map for this plan as well as the statistics by visiting the site. It appears to be a much better plan than the plan proposed by our representatives.
  • Legal Gerrymandering
    This process should be done by computers who would take nothing into account but the real population, and set the districts accordingly. This is nothing but legal gerrymandering, and it's sickening, no matter which party draws these jagged, biased boundaries.

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