Progressives say Nevada redistricting maps split Latino vote
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Progressives say a congressional map proposed by Democratic leaders in the Nevada Statehouse splits the Latino vote.
Lawmakers on Saturday are working to redraw political maps during a special session. The redrawn map would bolster Democrats’ advantage in southern Nevada swing districts, but split Latino residents among three districts, leaving none with 40%, even though roughly 4 out every 10 Nevada residents identifies as Hispanic or Latino.
The proposal is angering progressives who argue it dilutes minority voting power by splitting Latinos. A Democratic-majority state Senate committee advanced the proposed maps for further consideration on Saturday evening but left the door open to potentially amend it.
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