NM Dems advance extreme partisan gerrymandered legislative, U.S. House maps

It is only the third day of the special legislative session focused on redistricting and Democrat legislators have already rammed through nearly all their favorite state House and congressional maps through their first committees.

On the House side, the Government and Indian Affairs Committee advanced the far-left H.B. 8, which is a model of the Center for Civic Policy dark money George Soros-funded group’s map. The proposal passed on a party-line vote of 6-3 after Republicans fumed at the partisan nature of the map, which deviated more than 10% from district to district, a clear violation of best practices in implementing the Voting Rights Act.

Rep. Daymon Ely (D-Corrales) claimed of the CCP-created map, that “House Bill 8 is a composite of the tribal interest as we heard about them yesterday. The consensus that was reached between the all pueblo council.” The partisan map now moves forward to be considered in the House Judiciary Committee before a final floor vote. That committee is expected for Thursday morning.

This is what the House Democrats’ state House map looks like:

In the Senate, the Rules Committee rammed through another leftist map, S.B. 1, that would plunge the South Valley of Albuquerque into the Second District to weaken the Republican voting share of the conservative district represented by GOP Congresswoman Yvette Herrell. The map would not take into consideration communities of interest, including forcing northern Hobbs into a district with northern New Mexico. Heavy partisan gerrymandering is detected on the map. 

It passed the Senate Rules Committee on a party-line vote of 7-4.

This is what the Senate Democrats’ congressional map looks like:

The House is expected to reconvene on the floor at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, while it is unclear when the Senate will meet again.

The Piñon Post has been working throughout the redistricting process, from the very first committee hearing on the independent redistricting bill, throughout the committee process, to now to advocate for fair maps in New Mexico. Once committee information gets published for tomorrow’s committee hearings, the Piñon Post will update this information on our website in the fight for a redistricting process that values all New Mexicans.

2 thoughts on “NM Dems advance extreme partisan gerrymandered legislative, U.S. House maps”

  1. So much for voting them out. Everyone must start using the Rule of Law to remove the despots asap. educate yourselves, like Jefferson recommended.
    “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think
    them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take
    it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional
    –Thomas Jefferson to W. Jarvis, 1820.

    “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves,
    therefore, are its only safe depositories. And to render even them safe, their minds must be improved to a
    certain degree.”
    –Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Va., 1782.

  2. Richard T Williams

    The Republicans appear to want to live in a fairyland where by giving them more donations they will win in New Mexico in 2022. Not so. MLG will not have to spend a dime to win another term with fixed mass in ballots, absentee ballots, fixed drop boxes, Dominion machines. Unless the Republicans start court battles now over the above and go for injunctions over fraud, does not matter what District maps are or are not used.

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