Monday, November 5, 2012

The 4th District Utah Congressional Map and Fox 13

I am very disappointed in the lack of accuracy of the story. Also very disappointed that Fox 13 held on to the information for weeks to release it the night before the election.

"Cox spent nearly a year drawing maps. Cox’s map kept urban areas like Salt Lake County’s whole, but the Utah Legislature axed it."

The map of mine that was one of the top 6 maps voted on by the committee was called a hat and 3 stripes, it tried to keep the counties and cities together. There is no way to have a Salt Lake County and at least one other county whole. My map divided it [Salt Lake County] in 4. The map can be found at:

The map that passed [and became law] divided SLCo in only 3 and managed to keep almost all of Salt Lake City in one piece, something my map didn't do. I had the city divided [at]about I-15.

The [Grama] documents are available if the remaining cost is paid.  Fox 13 can't claim otherwise when the record they show says that their request for the documents without paying for the cost was denied. It doesn't say the documents can't or won't be released.

The legislature didn't redistrict Rep. Matheson out of the 2nd district. He lives in the current 2nd and new 2nd district. The new 2nd district and 4th district are reportedly both as republican as his current district. He said so himself last October. He chose to run in the 4th district because he resides in Utah and the US constitution doesn't say he has to run in his own district. Unless he moves, he won't be able to vote for himself this fall.