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Think Tank talks redistricting Arizona’s congressional and legislative districts

Jan 14, 2022, 10:30 AM
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Every 10 years, each state must redraw its congressional and legislative district lines.

In Arizona, this process was assigned to an independent redistricting commission which just completed its work.

The Arizona Mirror’s Jeremy Duda joins the Think Tank to discuss the results.

Democrats currently enjoy a 5-4 advantage in its congressional delegation while Republicans have a single-seat majority in each state legislative chamber. The latter means that Republicans cannot afford a single defection in either chamber to pass legislation if Democrats hold firm in opposition.

And last term, there were numerous instances where this occurred, forcing leadership to pass several such bills by including them in the state’s budget, a process which the state Supreme Court declared unconstitutional.

Who will the new district lines favor? What incumbents’ seats will be in jeopardy?

No one watched this process more carefully than Jeremy Duda.


The Think Tank airs on KTAR 92.3 FM on Saturday 6-7 p.m. and Sunday 9-10 p.m.

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Think Tank talks redistricting Arizona’s congressional and legislative districts