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Some big guns recently recommended that Minnesota redistricting be done by an independent commission rather than by the state Legislature, which is otherwise preoccupied with fixing a $5 billion budget gap. Republicans in charge of the Legislature, however, want to retain that privilege, and there is little wonder why.

Every 10 years, after each U.S. Census, the state is redistricted into new voting districts to maintain the constitutional principle of “one man, one vote.” 

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