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Arizona election redistricting consultant defends work on Latino district maps

A mapping consultant selected by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission says some of its past work has been mischaracterized, while critics point to a track record from National Demographics Corporation that they say shows a history of disadvantaging Latino voters.... Read more»

Arizona IRC picks mapping consultant in split vote over Dem objections

By a 3-2 vote, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission elected Timmons Group, a firm with a history of drawing districts that Democrats say disadvantaged Latino voters, as its mapping consultant.... Read more»

Arizona redistricting commission will give mapping consultants time to respond to comments, criticism

Before the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chooses the mapping consultant that will help turn its proposed district boundaries into reality, it wants to give the three finalists an opportunity to respond to the criticism that’s been leveled at them.... Read more»

Arizona redistricting commission hopes to interview mapping consultants next week

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is looking to move quickly on key hires as it ramps up its work, though it will likely be a couple weeks before it makes its next big decision on who will serve as its mapping consultant. ... Read more»

Census data for Arizona redistricting will be available earlier than projected

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the data states need for redistricting will be available in mid-to-late August, the Associated Press reported. Delays caused by the pandemic previously led the bureau to move the target date, making it likely that the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission wouldn’t be able to complete its draft maps until December or later. However, there’s a catch: The data will be available in an outdated format that will be difficult for some states to use.... Read more»