Democrats wary of more gerrymandering

Utah Democrats claim that 10 years ago, after the 2000 Census was completed, Utah became the most gerrymandered state in the nation as lawmakers carved up districts for political advantage during the redistricting process. Another redistricting process is currently underway and Cache County Democratic Party Chairman Vince Wickwar says Republicans are well on their way to doing it again.”It’s very important this year when we have a fourth congressional district to call those out,” Wickwar says. “And it would be nice to have reasonable districts here. Like our (legislative) two district is mostly Brigham City but is a chunk of Cache Valley. “With the expanded population it would be nice if that became a whole district in the valley. That becomes a reasonable type thing. Many states have done this.”Wickwar says he expects only bad thins out of this year’s Congressional redistricting but Republicans say they will be fair.

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