NHDP Statement on Republicans Blocking Public Comment During Redistricting Process
Concord, N.H. — Today the House Special Committee on Redistricting will begin the process of redrawing the legislative maps -- with no option for public comment -- in their latest attempts to draw gerrymandered maps behind closed doors. Last year, Governor Sununu vetoed legislation that would have created a nonpartisan, independent redistricting commission, clearing the way for Republicans to continue their corrupt practice of drawing gerrymandered maps. In response, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:
"Republicans in Concord have already made perfectly clear to Granite Staters that they intended to engage in a corrupt power grab. The facts are that Republicans admitted that they will rig the redistricting process, Chris Sununu rejected a bipartisan independent redistricting commission, and Republicans on the House Special Committee on Redistricting have gone out of their way to prevent public comment during their first hearing.
“Gerrymandered districts are corrupt, plain and simple. Democrats remain committed to fighting all forms of Republican voter suppression and corruption, and we will continue to push for an open and transparent process to ensure that Granite Staters have their voices heard."