“Republicans sue to block Democrats’ ‘obvious, extreme, partisan gerrymander’ of Oregon congressional districts”

Oregon Live:

Four Republican former elected officials asked a court Monday to invalidate what they say is an “obvious, extreme, partisan gerrymander” of Oregon’s congressional district map.

The quartet filed their suit exactly two weeks after Oregon’s House and Senate, on strict party-line votes, approved a map creating Oregon’s new sixth congressional district and reshaping the other five in a way that is all but guaranteed to give Democrats five of the six seats. That 83% ratio far exceeds the 56% share of the votes Oregonians cast for Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election….

The lawsuit, filed in Marion County Circuit Court, claims that’s out of line with the state law requiring districts to be “connected by transportation links.” The district will stretch from Clackamas County across the Cascade Mountains, which “can be impassible during winter conditions,” it says.

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