Idaho Supreme Court Upholds New Congressional District Map

By REBECCA BOONE, Related Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court docket has upheld the state’s newly drawn congressional district map, rejecting a problem from a person who stated the map improperly break up some native voting precincts.

Within the unanimous ruling handed down Friday, Justice John Stegner stated the map drawn by the bipartisan Idaho Fee for Reapportionment was submitted inside the required time restrict, and that the map boundaries had been drawn in keeping with state regulation.

The fee is tasked each 10 years with redrawing each legislative and congressional voting districts primarily based on the newest census. 4 separate lawsuits had been additionally filed difficult the fee’s legislative district map, and the Idaho Supreme Court docket rejected these arguments in a ruling late final month.

The lawsuit difficult the congressional district map got here from Elmore County resident Christopher Pentico, who stated the congressional map improperly break up some native voting precinct boundary strains, doubtlessly disrupting the election course of on the county degree. However the legal professional common representing the fee stated voting precincts are continuously redrawn by county commissioners, and that those in Ada County that had been break up by the brand new map had been already slated to be redrawn.

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Within the excessive courtroom’s ruling, Stegner stated Pentico’s claims had been with out benefit. The excessive courtroom famous that precincts, when they’re redrawn, should conform with legislative districts, not congressional districts.

The ruling means the Might 17 main election can transfer ahead as deliberate.

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