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Why does a diverse group of Oregon’s political interests want to take redistricting out of the legislature’s hands?

After years of trying, Norman Turrill of Portland thought he had finally made some progress in preventing Oregon politicians from picking their voters. 

In 2017, then-Secretary of State Dennis Richardson invited Turrill to serve on a task force aimed at reforming how the state draws its legislative and congressional districts.

Every 10 years, the Legislature is tasked with adjusting the state’s legislative and congressional districts . . .

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