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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Matt Barreto in “Redistricting commissioners confident they’ll meet deadline; Yakima area district unsettled”


    They issued their proposals after commissioning an analysis by Matt Barreto, a political science professor and faculty co-director of the UCLA Voting Rights Project. His analysis found the initial maps proposed by all four commissioners would violate the federal Voting Rights Act, potentially opening up the state to lawsuits and court intervention.