Utah governor OKs congressional redistricting maps

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed the state’s new congressional redistricting maps into law.Herbert signed the bill establishing the boundaries on Thursday.The Republican-dominated Legislature finalized the boundaries for the state’s four congressional districts during a special session on Monday.Democrats have threatened to sue over the new boundaries. They object to Republicans finalizing the maps in closed-door meetings.In a statement, the governor says redistricting is a complex and emotional issue. He says he believes legislators have acted reasonably and followed the law in drawing lines for the four districts.Also Thursday, Herbert signed bills creating new boundaries for state legislative districts. Those boundaries have drawn little controversy.

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