Why do independent and third-party voters only get three seats on the new independent commission?

The division of membership among the major political parties and other groups was intended to prevent any one political group from dominating the process. The exact numbers of unaffiliated and third-party voters will change over time, so it’s difficult to identify the correct proportion for their membership on the commission. The bills do require that the final redistricting plan be approved by a super-majority, including at least two votes from each group, to ensure that no one person from any group can hijack or stall the process.

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