AUGUSTA (AP) — Democrats in Maine have proposed moving thousands of voters into the state’s 2nd Congressional District.
The proposal comes as the state is in the midst of redistricting its congressional map.
Maine and Nebraska are the only two states in the country that apportion electoral votes by congressional district.
The Democrats want to move some Democratic strongholds in central maine, including the state capital of Augusta and the cities of Hallowell and Waterville, into the 2nd district.
The legislature’s Apportionment Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing Monday, Sept. 20.