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New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Democrat 2024 Map


The New Mexico Supreme Court has rejected a Republican challenge to a Democrat Congressional map which will redrawn boundaries to make the state's three Congressional districts more competitive.

  • The Washington Post noted last month: "The high court’s ruling could influence which party represents the state’s 2nd Congressional District, where Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabe Vasquez is seeking a second term."
  • FiveThirtyEight analysis shows that the new map erases a safe Democrat seat and a Republican-leaning seat. It is updated to include a Democrat-leaning seat and two competitive seats.
  • In a normal House election cycle, minor shifts in Congressional maps are of marginal importance to overall control of the chamber. 2024, however, has higher stakes with the GOP defending a four-seat majority, which is likely to shrink to three in the coming weeks as Rep George Santos (R-NY) faces an expulsion vote.
  • The Associated Press notes: "The district is one of about a dozen in the national spotlight as Republicans campaign to keep their slim U.S. House majority in 2024. Courts ruled recently in Alabama and Florida that Republican-led legislatures had unfairly diluted the voting power of Black residents. Legal challenges to congressional districts are also ongoing in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah."

Figure 1: New Mexico Redistricting Changes

Source: FiveThirtyEight

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