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New Mexico governor approves 3-district congressional map

Congressional district map for New Mexico.
State of New Mexico
Congressional district map for New Mexico.

By MORGAN LEE
Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor has signed legislation to redraw the state’s three congressional districts and divide a conservative stronghold into multiple districts over the objections of Republicans. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that the new congressional map gives a baseline for competitive federal elections without giving any party or candidate an unfair advantage. Republicans disagree, calling it a power grab by Democrats. Consultants to the Legislature say the new congressional map gives Democrats an advantage in all three districts to varying degrees. Republicans need a net gain of five seats in 2022 to take control of the U.S. House and effectively freeze President Joe Biden’s agenda.

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