How Redistricting Happened in Minnesota
The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of Minnesota over the last 10 years.
Census data delivered to Minnesota.
Republicans controlled both houses of the state legislature and drew new congressional and legislative maps.
Democratic Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the congressional and legislative gerrymandered maps drawn by the legislature.
Plaintiffs filed suit in state court to challenge the legislature’s failure to adopt new redistricting plans, and asking the court to order their drafting. The court granted their motion, but gave the legislature time to enact new maps.
The legislature ended its session without passage of new redistricting plans, prompting the Minnesota Supreme Court to appoint a judicial panel to draw new maps.
A judicial panel implemented the current maps in Minnesota.
With an open governor’s seat, Minnesotans have a chance to elect a Democrat committed to blocking another Republican gerrymander.