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Some disagreement among Democrats as Congressional Redistricting Commission continues meetings

By David Wildstein, December 18 2021 1:30 pm

The New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission is finishing up a lunch break and preparing to resume the second half of Day 4 of meetings to redraw the state’s twelve House districts for the 2022 mid-term elections.

The tiebreaker, former state Supreme Court Justice John E. Wallace, Jr., has asked the two parties to provide him with their best and final submission today.  That comes after several days of meetings, with Wallace offering his feedback to Democrats and Republicans.

There was some dissent among the six Democratic members of the commission late last night, with two South Jersey commissioners advocating for tweaks that don’t necessarily have the backing of the rest of the party, the New Jersey Globe has learned.

The two, Camden County Commissioner Jeff Nash and former Camden Mayor Dana Redd, would have the option of voting with six Republicans, but there is no indication that the disagreement would come to that.

Except for a brief session on Wednesday, the two sides have not yet had a joint negotiating session and there has been no map exchange between the two parties.

There remains little likelihood that there will be a map today.  Wallace has not yet said if the commission will meet on Sunday.

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