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Time is right to guard against gerrymandering

 

November 25, 2022



Election 2022 has come and gone. When members of Congress and the Minnesota State Legislature take their seats in January, they will officially be representing the new districts drawn in the 2021-22 redistricting cycle.

These boundaries were drawn based on the results of the 2020 census to ensure that each district contains roughly the same number of people. On average, Minnesota state House districts now contain 42,586 people, state Senate districts contain 85,172 people, and each of Minnesota's eight congressional districts contain 713,312 people.

The changes in district boundaries acco...



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