LULAC Tries to Draw Congressional Boundaries

Susana Martinez
Fox News Latino - Gov. Susana Martínez and other GOP state officials are opposing a Hispanic civil rights group's attempt to participate in a trial over congressional redistricting in New Mexico. The New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, has asked a state district court to approve a plan that would create a Hispanic majority congressional district in southern New Mexico.
Joseph Cervantes
The redistricting plan was advocated by Democratic Rep. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces during a special legislative session in September. Lawyers for the governor, Lt. Gov. John Sánchez and Secretary of State Dianna Durán oppose LULAC's motion to intervene in the case. They contend LULAC missed court-established deadlines to become a party in the case and for submitting redistricting plans. A trial on congressional redistricting starts Monday. Read full story here: News New Mexico



Paul Lindsey said...

An Hispanic-majority district is not required in order to elect an Hispanic to the US House of Representatives, considering that Ben Ray Lujan was elected from the NM congressional district with the lowest Hispanic percentage. So this effort by LULAC is just another attempt at gerrymandering by the NM Democratic Party.

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