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A Fix for Gerrymandering in Utah?

Tuesday, we’re talking about a proposed ballot initiative aimed at addressing perceived flaws in how Utah draws its electoral districts. Redrawing district lines to benefit the political party in power, AKA gerrymandering, is almost as old as America itself. But the bi-partisan organizers behind the initiative say the way electoral boundaries are drawn in Utah

By | 2017-07-21T19:49:09+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Fix for Gerrymandering in Utah?

Initiative creating independent redistricting commission in the works

SALT LAKE CITY — There could be yet another 2018 ballot initiative circulating soon, as supporters ready a plan to put drawing legislative and congressional boundaries in the hands of an independent commission. Utahns for Responsive Government has registered with the state to support the Better Boundaries ballot proposition and is soliciting help to gather

By | 2017-07-19T23:43:11+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Initiative creating independent redistricting commission in the works

Deseret News: In our opinion – Redraw district boundaries based on common sense, not partisanship

New boundaries for legislative and congressional districts in Utah will be drawn up following the 2020 Census, and there is a movement afoot to have that duty taken away from lawmakers and placed in the hands of an independent, bipartisan commission. It’s a proposal we think has merit and should be carefully considered by those

By | 2017-12-09T21:51:52+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Deseret News: In our opinion – Redraw district boundaries based on common sense, not partisanship

Tribune Editorial: Better Boundaries initiative would improve government in Utah

"The voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around." — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Utah is not guilty of some of the more extreme voter suppression tricks found in some states. It doesn't make it hard for minorities to register, impose absurd ID requirements or backpedal on recent moves to add more time and

By | 2017-07-19T23:39:27+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tribune Editorial: Better Boundaries initiative would improve government in Utah

Gehrke: Gerrymandered districts have stolen Utah voters’ voice

In the heat of the 2011 battle to redraw Utah's congressional and legislative boundaries, the Democratic and Republican parties' headquarters became hives of activity. Each time a new map would come out, elected officials would be on the phone and texting — what does it do for "my district?" They were more worried about where

By | 2017-07-19T23:27:54+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gehrke: Gerrymandered districts have stolen Utah voters’ voice