The two Democratic members of the state Board of Apportionment — Gov. Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will control legislative redistricting. That means it will be done to the party’s advantage, not to the partisan desires of Republican Secretary of State Mark Martin. (That is it will be unless the two Democrats roll over to Republicans and some internal Democratic disputes for a plan that doesn’t help Democrats much, as was the case in the congressional redistricting debate.)
Naturally, the Republican Party is already whining that the fix is in. Somebody, please, save this news release for 10 years from now. If the Republicans are in power, it will be hypocrisy exhibit No. 1.
Remember this complaint follows adoption of congressional redistricting that enjoyed broad Republican support.