Redistricting committee finalizes map proposal

The committee overseeing Mississippi’s Congressional redistricting in the state legislature has given its approval to a plan for how the state’s four house seats will be shaped in the next ten years.

Magnolia One is the name of the map and would mostly preserve the Republican’s three to one advantage in house races in the state.

The biggest changes compared to the current map includes moving four southwestern counties currently in the third congressional district into the second congressional district, a seat held by Democrat Bennie Thompson.

This proposal will go before the legislature for a final vote when the session begins in January.

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