In a letter yesterday to the U.S. Department of Justice, Rankin County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Ryan Brown lodged his organization’s objection to the legislative redistricting maps passed by the Legislature this year. The objection points out some pretty interesting numbers. For example, the target population for a House district this year was 24,322 people. Rankin County grew by 26,290 people since the last maps were drawn, yet did not receive a new seat wholly within Rankin County under the House map.
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