Filing Condemns GOP Plan for New Legislative Districts in Nebraska | Regional government


Nebraska AG: Bill to add 50th senator not allowed during special session

“We all know what’s really going on here,” said Senator Jen Day of Omaha, a Democrat.

“It is very obvious that specific senators have been targeted,” she said.

“My neighborhood, a peri-urban neighborhood, has turned into rural neighborhoods.

Senator Machaela Cavanaugh of Omaha, a Democrat who will run for re-election next year, said under the redistribution proposal she “would lose 82% of my current voters.”

Cavanaugh said the Republican-backed redistribution plan is “a partisan plan to prevent Senator DeBoer’s re-election.”

Senator Wendy DeBoer of Bennington is a Democrat.

Senator Anna Wishart of Lincoln, a Democrat reelected for a second term in 2020, said her district boundaries had been heavily revised because “it’s not Republican enough.”

All but four of his district’s 14 separate wards have been cut, Wishart said, and “the only reason is partisanship.”

“How are we going to be able to work together after all of this?” DeBoer asked. “It’s not us at our best. We’re stranded in Nebraska.”

“What we are doing right now is partisan,” said Senator Steve Lathrop of Omaha, a Democrat.

“There are some pretty weird districts in Douglas County,” he said.

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