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AZ's congressional districts were redrawn in 2021. How that could weaken Indigenous voting
Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 12:04pm
Updated: Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 3:37pm
For more than a decade, Arizona’s congressional districts provided the state’s Native American population with a unified voting bloc — one that largely supported Democratic candidates. But the 2021 redrawing of district lines by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission saw a last-minute adjustment that put a substantial number of white, Republican-leaning voters into districts previously dominated by Native American communities.
The result could be the dilution of the Native American vote in districts that used to be Democratic strongholds.
Evan Wyloge is a freelance investigative reporter who wrote a deep dive into the impacts of Arizona gerrymandering for the Guardian.
The Show spoke with him to parse out his findings.