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Matt Barreto in Crosscut.: “New WA political maps a mystery after final redistricting meeting”


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The two commission members appointed by Democrats, Brady Walkinshaw and April Sims, had said that failing to create a majority Latino voting district in that area risks violating the federal Voting Rights Act. That mirrors the conclusion reached by UCLA professor Matt Barreto, an expert on Latino voting patterns who Democrats paid to analyze several … Continued

The two commission members appointed by Democrats, Brady Walkinshaw and April Sims, had said that failing to create a majority Latino voting district in that area risks violating the federal Voting Rights Act. That mirrors the conclusion reached by UCLA professor Matt Barreto, an expert on Latino voting patterns who Democrats paid to analyze several map proposals.