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By Walter Rubel | Jan 15, 2021
The last two times the state of New Mexico went through the redistricting process, a stalemate between Republican governors (Gary Johnson and Susana Martinez) and the Democratic-controlled Legislature resulted in failure.
Unable to reach an agreement, the process ended up in the courts both times, with taxpayers picking up the tab for costly legal fees — more than $9 million in the two years combined.
Federal law requires political districts to be redrawn every 10 years after the Census to account for population shifts. In New Mexico, new maps need to be drawn for the three U.S. House of Representatives districts, 42 state Senate districts, 70 state House districts and 10 Public Education Commission districts.
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