We can’t subdivide legislative districts only for Native American communities


MINOT, N.D. — The redistricting process is in full swing.

One idea that’s been kicked around is subdividing legislative districts.

Currently, we all live in districts that are represented in Bismarck by one senator and two representatives. All three serve four-year terms, get elected on the same ballot, and represent the entire district.

Subdividing the districts, under the proposal that’s on the table and supported by some in the Native American communities as well as the left-wing group North Dakota Voters First, would mean the senator represents the entire district. The representatives would each represent a subsection.

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