Senate Adopts Redistricting Plan

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Senate Wednesday adopted its own redistricting plan that includes more
majority-black districts and fewer split precincts statewide.

Legislative maps have to be updated each decade to balance the population in the districts.

The redistricting chairman, Sen. Merle Flowers of
Southaven, says he believes the plan is fair and will be approved by the U.S. Justice Department.

Mississippi election changes must be cleared by DOJ because of the state's history of racial

The plan creates a new district in fast-growing and largely Republican DeSoto County.

To stay at 52 seats, it puts two white Democrats, Bill Stone of Ashland and Nickey Browning of Pontotoc,
into one district.

The 122-member House approved its own redistricting plan last week. The two chambers must approve each other's maps.

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  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on May 2, 2012 at 02:18 PM
    if they adompted the plan, people complain, if they hadnt adopted it, people would complain. same people same thing
  • by Fair! on May 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM
    If Republican leaders in the Senate say that the redistricting plan is fair, that means it probably isn't. Just sayin.
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