Saturday, March 26, 2011

News from New Jersey: "Tea Party group crafts proposed redistricting map"

"The Bayshore Tea Party Group map proposal (follow link for PDF version, or see JPG to the right here) endeavors to stick to basics as spelled out by the New Jersey Constitution, such as not splitting a county into more districts than absolutely necessary. The county-split rule basically isn’t followed any more, as districts are now municipal-based. It’s also difficult to do — believe me, I was trying before I ditched my map-making experiment in favor of my paying job. Even the Tea Party’s group’s map wasn’t able to maintain the minimum-split goal for three counties (which is far fewer than the 15 counties that could be considered overly split in the current, about-to-expire map)."

The Asbury Park Press has more.

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