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Commission keeps current distribution of state Senate seats

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:47 p.m. HST, Jun 28, 2011


The state Reapportionment Commission today voted 8-1 to include military members — including nonresidents — in the population count when setting up election districts.

The action means distribution of Senate seats will stay the same. If the commission had excluded military, the Big Island would have gained a Senate seat at the expense of Oahu.

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