Gerrymandering details needed

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Last year, the Republican Party sued the governor, lieutenant governor, and Democratic leadership after the legislature redrew New Mexico’s state’s congressional map. That redrawing resulting in Albuquerque’s South Valley being incorporated into the second congressional district. Democrats have argued that the changes reflected population shifts as outlined in the 2020 census, but Republicans called it gerrymandering. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments earlier this month, but is looking for more details, and has ordered both parties to file supplemental briefs. The defendants have 15 days to file the brief and the plaintiffs will then have 10 days to respond.