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Mistakes Found In D.C. Redistricting Map

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D.C. will have to go back to the drawing board with their redistricting map, after an eagle-eyed blogger spotted a couple of mistakes. D.C. resident Geoff Hatchard, who blogs at District Curmudgeon and tweets from the handle IMGoph, pointed out two technical errors with the proposed ward boundaries. Specifically,  there are two parcels of land that appear to have overlapping boundaries -- one in Wards 5 and 6, the other in Wards 7 and 8.

Each decade, city leaders redraw the boundaries of D.C.’s eight wards to reflect changes in population.  On Tuesday, the D.C. Council was expected to pass an emergency bill signing the updated redistricting boundaries into law so the city could get ready for the upcoming elections.

But the measure was pulled at the last second and an updated version will instead be introduced at the next council session in early November.

 

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