Frank Bernal, an Arizona delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, is part of a delegation that sees hope for Democrats in the state's political landscape.
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AJ Vicens, Cronkite News, wrote about Arizona Democrats: “There’s at least one reason for optimism, however: A contentious redistricting battle yielded two open U.S. House districts in which Democrats are thought to have good chances of winning this year.”
The redistricting, by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC), was “contentious” from the beginning. Yes, the interim districts are now for the Nov. 6 general election.
U.S. Constitution empowers only elected lawmakers to set congressional district boundaries in the state. The Arizona legislature filed a lawsuit in federal court – because IRC did not have the authority to draw the state’s political boundaries – and that’s why the Supreme Court should eventually take up the question to settle the redistricting in Arizona.
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