PIERRE — When the Legislature meets Monday for its special session to draw new boundary lines for its 35 districts, the central tension will be the question of why some people’s preferences will be approved while others won’t get what they want.
PIERRE (AP) — When the South Dakota Legislature holds a special session Monday to redraw the boundaries of the state's 35 legislative districts, the biggest fight likely will focus on the area around Aberdeen.
PIERRE — If the Legislature in the Oct. 24 special session adopts the plan proposed by its redistricting committee, the new boundaries will thrust some incumbents into potential primary elections next year and create some possible showdowns between incumbents of opposite parties.
Now that the South Dakota redistricting committee has adopted a proposed map of South Dakota’s new legislative districts, allegations of gerrymandering, packing and undue complaining have surfaced from pundits and both sides of the political aisle. Columnist Bob Mercer went so far as to imply that Democrats are “whining” in a recent article.
PIERRE — A special committee of state lawmakers finished drawing new boundaries for South Dakota’s 35 legislative districts Tuesday and forwarded the recommendations for the full Legislature to consider next month.
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