OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The state Supreme Court on Friday says that a plan adopted by the Washington Redistricting Commission “substantially complied” with statutory deadlines, and declined to adopt a new redistricting plan for the state.
The five-page order was signed by all nine justices.
The Redistricting Commission consisted of four voting members – two Democrats and two Republicans – appointed by legislative caucus leaders.
The Democratic appointees were former legislator Brady Piñero Walkinshaw and state labor-council leader April Sims; Republican commissioners were former state legislators Joe Fain and Paul Graves.
By law, at least three of the four had to agree on new political maps by Nov. 15.