NDRC Questions Integrity of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and Calls on Them to Remove Timmons Group + NDC As Mapping Consultants to Commission
NDC has failed to follow state and federal voting rights laws and undermined communities of color
Today, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) is questioning the integrity of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) and calling on them to remove Timmons Group + National Demographic Corporation (NDC) as mapping consultants to the commission who will draw the states electoral district boundaries. NDC has been involved with bad maps that undermine communities of color and has defended maps that were deemed unfair in litigation in courts across the country – making the firm clearly unfit for this critical role.
“Given NDC’s controversial history as a firm that has failed to follow or support state and federal voting rights laws, undermined diverse communities, and shown clear incompetence, the IRC must take swift action and remove them as their mapping consultants. Arizonans cannot trust NDC to be in a position that will determine the next decade of Arizona politics when the firm has repeatedly drawn unfair maps and worked to undermine voting rights laws,” said NDRC States Press Secretary Fabiola Rodriguez.
“The IRC has a responsibility to hire a team who will act in the best interests of Arizonans and abide by a fair and equitable process. To protect the integrity of the commission and live up to its promise of redistricting reform that was overwhelmingly supported by the people of Arizona, the IRC needs to remove NDC from their team,” continued Rodriguez.