May 28, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Senate has passed a bill redrawing the state's voting districts on a strict party-line vote.
SB497 was approved on an 11-10 vote Tuesday and immediately sent
to the Assembly.
Republicans were united in their opposition, and said the Democratic redistricting plan violated the Voting Rights Act by packing minority Hispanic voters into a few districts and fragmenting the rest of the minority communities.
The redistricting issue is likely headed to court. Both parties filed pre-emptive lawsuits weeks ago, arguing the Legislature is incapable of fairly redrawing voting boundaries.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.