Lawmakers taking second shot at congressional maps

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 17, 2011 1:53 p.m.

    Andrew J. Marksen you don't think making decisions such as redistricting that will have a major impact on this state in closed caucus is disenfranchising the citizens of this state? Why can't they do their business in the light of the day where the citizens can see what is going on. Usually when you have to do something behind closed doors it is because you don't anyone to know what you are up to. I personally am not as interested in the decision as I am in the process. What do the republicans have to hide?

  • John Harrison Sandy, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    The King map (which is excellent) does not divide Salt Lake County "twice" as stated in the article. It divides it once, which is reasonable. In fact nearly all counties are left intact by the King map, with only Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah counties having any splits at all.

    Characterizing anyone who opposed gerrymandering as "partisan" or "angry" is a ridiculous bit of editorializing in the first paragraph of this article. Is the point of a newspaper to report the facts, or to present an opinion right off the bat that colors the rest of an article.

  • Andrew J. Marksen Deseret, UT
    Oct. 17, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    The "public" is not angry. The Democrats are. There is a big difference. It is not the Republicans disenfranchising me in an election year. The Democrats have been calculating their every move to maximize the political impact. Jeopardize Utah's representation and prevent anyone from voting in the hopes Republicans will fold, very nefarious. No wonder they are the minority party. Too bad their temper tantrum has such a high price. Democrats take your ball and go home. Utah has had enough of the redistricting hostage taking you have engaged in.