Oregon House Republicans boycott redistricting vote

Oregon lawmakers have until Monday to get new maps finalized.

SALEM, Oregon — The partisan battle over redistricting in Oregon continued Saturday morning.

House Democrats drafted a new congressional map in hopes of getting Republicans on board for Saturday’s vote. 

“It’s the result of negotiations that happened over the last 24 hours,” said Democratic House Rep. Khanh Pham.

The state’s redistricting effort is happening after the 2020 census found that for the first time in 40 years, Oregon’s population grew by so much, the House required a sixth seat. 

The new proposal would likely create a majority of safe seats

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