Court rejects challenge to IRC’s legislative map

CourtDecisionBy Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times

A federal three-judge panel ruled that the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission does not have to redraw any portion of its legislative district map, rejecting the claims from Republican challengers who that alleged the map violated the one-person-one-vote principle.

A 2012 lawsuit alleged that the IRC deliberately underpopulated legislative districts and moved Republican voters into neighboring districts in order to make them competitive and give Democrats a greater chance of winning the district’s seats. They argued that this was a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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