The proposed maps would tint Nevada’s swing neighborhoods blue | National government and new policies


CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) – A new congressional district map presented to Nevada on Tuesday proposes changes that could make the state’s two battlefield districts more democratic for the next decade.

The map – which legislative leaders have said they intend to present in a special session that has yet to be scheduled – takes off parts of the state’s safest Democratic district and adds Democratic voters to both districts that have traded hands between parties in the past.

The proposal could help Democrats in their efforts to defend their nine-seat majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and reduce the amount of campaign funds parties have previously funneled to competitive Las Vegas-area districts.

It would extend southward the 1st rectangular Nevada congressional district, a blue-lipped urban strip of Las Vegas that Rep. Dina Titus won by 28.4 percentage points last year. In return, he would incorporate parts of his former zone into the state’s 3rd and 4th competitive districts.

Both Democrats and Republicans have won and lost these seats over the past decade, which have at times been some of the most expensive and competitive competitions in the country. Democratic Representatives Steven Horsford and Susie Lee are both on the list of 70 House Democrats that the Congressional Republican National Committee intends to target in 2022.

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