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SC hearing set on drawing US House district lines

Jun 20, 2011 9:59:00 AM - thestate.com
The public is getting a chance to talk about how lines should be drawn for a new U.S. House district in South Carolina.

A state Senate panel on Monday will hold a public hearing as it decides election district lines for seven U.S. House districts.

Redistricting happens every decade to conform to Census population changes. Those changes showed South Carolina added enough population to regain the U.S. House seat it lost in 1930.

The plans the Legislature agrees to require federal review under the Voting Rights Act.

The House version puts the new 7th District in Horry and Georgetown counties and then inland across counties near the North Carolina state line.

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