Republican redistricting plan advances

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Kevan Abrahams, the Legislature’s minority leader, said that the current maps provide for “fair fight” districts, explaining that residents have elected both Democratic and Republican majorities in the past 10 years. He added that the Democrats’ plan, which mostly keeps districts intact but moves a few thousand residents into other districts to account for population shifts, should have been up for consideration on Monday.

The deadline to approve a new map is March 5, and the Legislature, in which Republicans hold a 10-9 majority, is expected to vote on it at its Feb. 25 meeting.

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