Every 10 years, legislators redraw the political districts based on the most recent Census data. It is people, not voters that define “fair.” Lorne Malkiewich, director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, employs experts to help legislators edit the boundaries of districts.
Based on the 2010 Census, a district should have 65,000 people. After 10 years of population change, no district is “just right.” Most are either too big or too small.
Republican legislators point to these districts as proof of gerrymandering, suggesting that in 2001, Democrats schemed to lock urban growth in a few Republican-leaning districts.
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For me, climbing a mountain, or facing some other similar challenge is a metaphor for the rest of my life.The voter population in each district may differ, sometimes markedly. Brian Sandoval has already said he wants the Legislature to draft a plan based on equal district populations or he will veto the plan.“What is counted and what is important is the number of people, not the number of votes cast,” said professor William Eubank of the UNR political science department.This would restrain Republicans from gaining more seats.Making the districts equal by population could still help Republicans in urban districts because it would spread out Republican voters currently in those two massive districts.Assembly Minority Leader Pete Goicoechea started a sentence like this: “Clearly, the way it was gerrymandered in 2001…” The Assembly Republicans have data from the most recent election that they say shows that the current districts are unfair.