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The referendum was going to ask voters if an independent commission should draw the state’s political dividing lines.

 

Dave Mellett is the Campaign Manager for the Independent Map Amendment and says they were prepared for a long fight to add this question to the ballot.

 

 

Mellett feels if the ruling stands that it will harm not only their effort but any future ones to adjust the power of lawmakers.

 

 

The maps now are drawn by the political party in power, altering district lines that often ensure safe passage in general elections.

 

The Supreme Court needs to decide the ruling by the tail end of August in order for the question to be finalized on the November ballot. 

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