Democrats oppose special session
Voting map may be drawn by court
Last updated 9/19/2023 at 9:11am
OTHELLO – Democratic leaders say they are willing to let a federal court redraw the disputed boundaries of the 15th Legislative District to better reflect its Latino population.
The district includes Othello, Pasco, Grandview, Sunnyside and other communities surrounding the Hanford Nuclear reservation, as well as the western panhandle of Adams County.
Last month, in Soto Palmer v. Hobbs, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik concluded legislative maps drawn in 2021 by the Washington State Redistricting Commission for the Yakima Valley “cracked” the Latino vote, diminishing the oppor...