Friday, November 11, 2011
Arizona Repubs Want Citizen Referendum on Citizen Redistricting
Redistricting backers turn in signatures to overturn new Senate maps (LA Times) Referendum proponents, calling themselves Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting (FAIR), have until Sunday to turn in at least 504,000 signatures needed to get the matter on the November ballot. FAIR is comprised of a group of Republicans who charged that the maps, drawn for the first time by a citizens commission instead of the Legislature, were drawn to favor Democrats. Earlier, the state Supreme Court turned down GOP-backed challenges to state Senate and congressional district maps.