TribLive: Seliger and Solomons on the Politics of Redistricting
At this morning's TribLive conversation, state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and state Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, acknowledged that there's no way to take politics out of the mapmaking process.
At this morning's TribLive conversation, state Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and state Rep. Burt Solomons, R-Carrollton, who chair the Senate and House redistricting committees, respectively, explained the philosophical basis for the mapmaking exercise they're about the undertake — and why taking politics out of redistricting would be like taking calories out of fried chicken.
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