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Dover, Rochester file complaint, pushing back against NH House redistricting

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Megan Fernandes

Fosters Daily Democrat

The city’s effort to challenge the constitutionality of the state’s redistricting plan for the New Hampshire House of Representatives was denied by the New Hampshire Supreme Court earlier this year. But now a new effort to challenge the bill is underway in Superior Court.

The city of Dover, along with Rochester and individual voters from various municipalities, including Ward 4 Councilor Debra Hackett, filed a complaint July 26 in Strafford County Superior Court against the secretary of state and the state of New Hampshire, arguing the recent redistricting law violated New Hampshire’s Constitution. Both Dover and Rochester have a voting ward that will see major changes because of how the district maps were redrawn.

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