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Advocates keep watchful eye on Nebraska’s redistricting process – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-09-13 23:14:21 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) —When the Legislature begins a special session to redraw Nebraska’s new constituency, voting advocates closely monitor the process and encourage Nebraska to do the same. I am.

This is the decision that will shape the Nebraska elections for at least the next decade.

Like Nebraska Legislative leader Convened to decide how to redraw the state’s political map, voting supporters want them to stick nearby Census data Avoid parties.

Daniel Conrad of ACLU Nebraska says avoiding data from political parties and incumbent research is the key to keeping the process fair to voters.

“The constituency change isn’t about candidates, it’s not about incumbents, it’s about voters,” Conrad said.

According to Conrad, the data is lagging and Senators are working to find the best solution in a short period of time. This will be a challenge without changing the schedule.

“They should be using the power available to build on their days off, and they can still use it, to build in a more viable time frame,” Conrad said.

This rapid process can also prevent voters, Nebraska’s second home, from making the right statements about who to vote for.

Gavin Geis of the Common Cause, Nebraska, has already said voters seem to be being driven by bystanders of the process.

“The Nebraskas have changed in a short period of time. The map was removed last week. A hearing is currently being held. Enough for the average Nebraska to form an opinion and review for participation. I’m worried that I don’t have enough time. “

The real concern about some of the maps proposed to Preston Love Jr., the founder of Black Votes Matter, is that the community splits or dilutes votes.

“By surrounding it with unrelated voters, like North Omaha, which effectively reduces the impact of voting,” he said.

Three hearings are scheduled this week in Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha. Black Votes Matter will host its own conference in northern Omaha on Tuesday.

  • September 14, 1:30 pm-Grand Island, Central Community College, Room 555, Health Science Education Center,3134W. Highway 34
  • September 14th, 6pm-Omaha, Fabric Lab 2514 N. 24th St. with Black Votes Matter
  • September 15 9 am-Nebraska Capitol Lincoln, Room 1524,1445 K St.
  • September 16th, 10am-Omaha, Scott Conference Center,6450 Pine Street

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