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How redistricting will shape politics in the West for the next decade

Posted on AllSides December 15th, 2021
From The Center
Illustration by Alex Cochran

States across the West are finalizing their new election district maps for the next decade based on 2020 U.S. Census data, and their decisions will have far-reaching consequences.

In California, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes announced he won’t seek reelection after redistricting put him in a much more competitive district, exchanging a shot at the chairmanship of the influential House Ways and Means Committee to work for former President Donald Trump’s new media company. In Oregon, where Democrats control the redistricting process, they reduced the number of competitive districts for Republicans, while Utah...

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