Utah legislature settles on Congressional districts, but with controversy

It came after a day of wrangling, protests and closed doors but Utah lawmakers on Monday finally approved a map for

<a href=”http://www.redistrictutah.com/maps/sb3002s19″>Utah’s new Congressional districts</a>

. Just one Democrat voted for the map and some Democrats say they plan to sue because the map gives Republicans an advantage in all Congressional districts.KVNU’s For the People co-host Jason Williams was at the day-long redistricting hearing and he says Republicans made it harder than it had to be by insisting on closed caucuses.”It’s bad PR,” Williams said. “I don’t think these guys have anything to hide. I think they just feel more comfortable without the media there. I personally understand in a lot of situations why closed doors can be useful. But it’s bad politics. “Democrats are fundraising like crazy off of this. So if you’re the GOP, if you’re the majority, why give that to them?”The approved map now goes to the office of Governor Gary Herbert.

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