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Q&A: Steve Lynn
Wednesday, 02 November 2005

PT talks to Steve Lynn, chairman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, about the process, pitfalls and politics behind drawing legislative and congressional districts.

November 2, 2005

PT: How did Arizona's Prop. 106 come to pass? How did voters make that connection between their daily lives and redistricting?

Lynn: It was fairly interesting. It helped that Prop. 106 was authored by three notoriously nonpartisan groups of people. But what allowed it to pass was the adoption of the proposal by the Democratic Party as a supposed mechanism to elect more Democrats. Now, that didn't happen, and it wasn't because the commission was partisan Republican—it was split evenly with one independent. It happ...

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