City asks Justice Department to reject state redistricting plan
Published: August 28,2012
MORTON — The City of Morton has asked the Department of Justice to reject the redistricting plan for the Mississippi House of Representatives.
The Scott County Times reports the board of aldermen acted this past week at the request of state Rep. Tom Miles, a Democrat from Forest.
Miles has protested how the House districts were drawn because it cuts Scott County in half and pushes the district he now represents into Republican suburbs of Rankin County. The eastern side of the county would move in Newton County.
The Justice Department has not yet acted on Mississippi’s legislative redistricting plan.
Miles says there is a chance no one from Scott County would be elected to either seat.
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