Fight continues over congressional redistricting
Published: December 13,2011
ADAMS COUNTY and WILKINSON COUNTY — Republicans and Democrats continue fighting over moving Adams and Wilkinson counties in southwest Mississippi from the 3rd Congressional District to the 2nd.
That dispute looms large in the latest filings in the federal court case.
Attorney General Jim Hood dropped remaining objections to a three-judge panel redrawing Mississippi’s congressional districts, after the Legislature failed to propose a plan by Dec. 4. By a Monday deadline, no one else objected in court to the judges handling the task, clearing the way for them to act.
The judges must equalize population among the four districts, which will mean shifting a large number of people into the 2nd District, now represented by Democrat Bennie Thompson.
Thompson doesn’t want to add Adams and Wilkinson to his district, while Republicans do.
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