No Objections Filed to New Congressional Districts

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

No one is objecting in court to new Mississippi congressional districts drawn by federal judges.

The lack of objections by the Thursday deadline could clear the way for judges to ratify the districts following a Wednesday hearing.

Monday, the judges released a plan to update Mississippi's congressional districts.

Redistricting is necessary after every Census to equalize population.

The proposed map decreases the number of split counties from eight to four. Counties split under the new plan are Hinds,Madison, Clarke and Oktibbeha.

Most of Clarke County will be in the Third Congressional District.

The majority-black 2nd District lost population between 2000 and 2010, so it had to expand geographically to take in more people.

Congressional candidates' qualifying deadline is Jan. 13 for the March 13 primaries.

Redistricting moved into federal court after state legislators failed to agree on a new congressional map.

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  • by Debra Location: Clarke on Dec 27, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    A response to this veteran that made a smart remark to my comment. I voted and I live In Clarke County and as a Human Being I am sane and I voted and for them to change the District because most of them are Black and democrats in the District they change I call that racist and not being right for this Nation as a whole after the election where held and we cast our vote’s and elected the legislator for the next four year’s. That would be the same if they took Obama out just because we all wanted to Change because we seen that there were more White Republican’s. Just and example and I am not a racist either I believe what’s right is right they should have made change in the map before the election took place.
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      by veteran on Dec 27, 2011 at 04:37 PM in reply to Debra
      to debra. if my comment came off as "smart" (and i do know what that means), i would like to say that that is not what i intended and if i offended you, i am sorry.
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Dec 25, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    if no one is objecting, why would any sane person come on here and object? it is obvious that all the elected officials are happy with the way this went,if anyone doesnt like this, they should vote out their elected official. but we all know that will never happen in east mississippi. we just plug along with the same elected officials we have had for the 18 plus years i have lived here. besides this is for the NEXT election and had nothing to do with the last election.
  • by Debra Location: Clarke on Dec 23, 2011 at 02:58 PM
    Who has the right to objecting and where? I think it is wrong for them to do this after the election have already taken place and our vote's have been cast and just because the democrate think they are right they need to realize that we have right as America to voice the Right opinion of What this Country was founded on.
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