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Letter to the Editor for Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Thoughts on Splitting Montana into Two Districts


So the Redistricting Commission has met to hear suggestions for splitting Montana into two Congressional Districts. For starters, I think we should knock off the political posturing and follow the old truism of KISS, Keep It Simple, Stupid. There are 56 counties in Montana which suggests 28 counties in each congressional district. Then split Montana in a north-south fashion so that each district has its share of mountainous and prairie populations. Equal populations for each district is a consideration but, in my view, equal number of counties is more important. Trying to invoke “com...

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