Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-05-05 01:00:00 –
Legislative and parliamentary boundaries are redrawn every 10 years to accommodate changing populations.
The plan is for the Tulsa region to lose one State Capitol and one Legislature District in the Oklahoma City Metro Area.
The legislative districts of the Sand Springs area will be substantially affected by the proposed changes.
The biggest change for the house is to move District 36 from Osage and northern Tulsa County to the western suburbs of Oklahoma City. As a result, House District 66 has been restructured and transformed into a “wraparound” from Sand Springs and West Tulsa districts to Sand Springs to Skiateock.
The two constituency change maps do not replace the incumbents who are subject to re-election, but some are in significantly changed districts.
Senator George Young of D-Oklahoma City voted the only negative vote in the Senate. Republicans make up the majority in both rooms.
According to Young, the constituency change process is run by the Republican Party.
“They maintain the district in a way that suits them, helping them maintain a majority foothold,” Young said.
He said the Republicans could have found a way to revoke the gerrymandering to make the district more competitive.
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