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Democrat-led New Mexico delves into political redistricting

Lawmakers gather during a special session of the New Mexico Legislature.
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Lawmakers gather during a special session of the New Mexico Legislature.

By MORGAN LEE
Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to draw new political boundaries in New Mexico are starting in earnest as the Democrat-led Legislature convenes for an open-ended special session. The session began at midday on Monday. The stakes in the redistricting process are especially high for residents of a congressional swing district in southern New Mexico that flipped to Republican control in 2020. Native American communities are seeking greater political influence through a variety of strategies. Map recommendations were provided to legislators by a citizens’ advisory panel. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham holds veto authority over the process.

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