Redistricting Discussed at COG Meeting

A Democratic lawmaker says he is generally pleased with a redistricting plan just passed by the Republican-controlled Mississippi House and Senate.

Rep. Charles Young, Jr., of District 82, spoke Monday at the Lauderdale County Council of Governments meeting.

He says that, despite a few misgivings about how his district has been redrawn, he's generally pleased with the process as a whole.

"i think all of the districts are very well grouped. I think the majority of them are very concise, very compact," said Young. "We reduced the number of split precincts from the 400s to down to a little over a hundred. The number of minority districts has been increased."

The redistricting plan must now be approved by the U.S. Justice Department.

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  • by home work on May 15, 2012 at 10:39 PM
    with a comment like that someone needs to do their homework. the numbers dont match the comment
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