Republicans reject last-ditch Indiana redistricting changes

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Senate Republicans unanimously rejected last-ditch attempts by Democrats to reduce the splitting up of several urban areas into multiple legislative districts that they argued dilute the influence of minority voters and city residents.

Republican senators turned aside on Thursday the proposals from Democrats for Senate districts focused on the cities of Fort Wayne and Evansville and combining the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette.

The Republican-dominated Senate and House are set to take final votes Friday approving the once-a-decade redistricting plan and advance it to GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb.

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