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Constituency change measures aimed at maintaining Republican power

Editor:

I’m writing to express my opposition to the Republican Party’s plan to change the way the state legislature constituencies are drawn, House Building 2207.

For 20 years, Republicans in the Legislature and Senate have benefited from some of the country’s most gerrymandering legislative districts. Currently, they are angry because the Legislative Reallocation Commission is trying to adopt a fair constituency that gives only a small advantage and does not prioritize the protection of incumbents.

The only process of drawing a constituency that Republicans accept is the process that makes it impossible for them to lose control of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

HB 2207 creates a fake “Citizen Subdivision Commission” under the control of legislative leaders. And it gives incumbent members of the House and Senate the ultimate power to draw their own district.

This bill is the most cynical, dishonest, and principleless legislation in the history of the General Assembly. If only one party can win the election, we live under tyranny, not democracy.

State representatives must vote against HB2207.

Kevin Hefty
West Reading

Constituency change measures aimed at maintaining Republican power

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