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Fri Nov 16, 2018, 04:43 AM

Congressional redistricting maneuvering lies ahead

Let's take a sneak peek ahead at what congressional redistricting in Nebraska might look like after the 2020 census, courtesy of David Drozd.

Drozd, the research coordinator with the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is the go-to guy in terms of population data collection and analysis with an eye on Nebraska's changing demographics.

Current data suggests that the disparity in population figures in Nebraska's three congressional districts will trigger considerable change as the Legislature approaches its responsibility to create House districts of relatively equal population size.

Growth patterns mean western and central Nebraska's huge 3rd District, which already encompasses more than three-fourths of the state, will grow even larger geographically while metropolitan Omaha's 2nd District needs to shed some territory.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/don-walton-congressional-redistricting-maneuvering-lies-ahead/article_e08bef62-e1f7-5fe1-accb-ba7526babc42.html

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