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CT Post: ‘Border towns’ will be targets for congressional redistricting

"...while Connecticut’s legislative leaders have agreed that the redistricting process so far has been fair, Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause in Connecticut, the election watchdog organization, said the secret aspect of negotiations between Republicans and Democrats isn’t good for public perception of the effort."

Op-Ed: There Must Be a Better Way to Do Redistricting

"...The legislature is hardly a disinterested body when it comes to election districts. The leadership can use the map to keep members in power or make life difficult for members who don’t toe the line. The number of truly contested races for both houses in every election cycle is a minuscule fraction of the total. The fact that this bipartisan body has pushed out a map with such oddities on it should be setting off alarm bells for anyone interested in fair elections..."

Analysis: New House District Map Invests in Status Quo, But Sets Up Fairfield County Conflict

Population in Connecticut shifted south and west during the last decade, and the new district map for the state House of Representatives, approved Thursday by the Reapportionment Commission, reflects that change. But the reapportionment process is one controlled by the legislature, which means that the new map is designed to protect incumbents more than anything else.

Lawmakers reveal new state House district map

The General Assembly's Reapportionment Commission unanimously approved a new map for Connecticut’s state House districts on Thursday. In southeastern Connecticut, the 42nd District state House seat held by Mike France, R-Ledyard, has been moved to Fairfield County. Ledyard now belongs to the 43rd state House district seat held by Greg Howard, R-Stonington, and the change created ripples throughout the region.

CT Reapportionment Commission unanimously votes to approve new statewide house district map

Fairfield County saw big population jumps. As a result, an entire state House seat is moving to Wilton and New Canaan from rural eastern Connecticut - which lost population. The move means Wilton will no longer be divided into two seats.

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