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By Eric Dietrich
Montana Free Press 

Nine ways to divide Montana

The state Districting and Apportionment Commission has presented its finalist U.S. House district maps, now open for public feedback and partisan parsing.


October 20, 2021

An effort to divide Montana into two districts for U.S. House elections over the next decade now has a set of nine finalist maps — and an unmistakable partisan divide.

The maps were advanced this week by the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission, which is up against a Nov. 14 deadline for drawing the new congressional districts. Commissioners, who said they adapted their proposals after reviewing dozens of unique maps submitted by members of the public, are looking for additional public feedback in the coming weeks.

In addition to accepting written comment, the commission plan...

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