Supporters of a push to create an independent redistricting commission in Utah are steeling themselves for a potential challenge to the ballot initiative that voters narrowly passed into law last year. Leaders of the effort aimed at combatting gerrymandering say they’re staying vigilant amid talk of a possible lawsuit to challenge the voter-approved law, the Deseret News reports. “We’re going to be vigilant. We’re going to be present. And we’re prepared through either a campaign or legal means to defend that,” said Jeff Wright, a Republican who co-chairs the group behind Proposition 4.
Lawmakers have already made changes to a ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana in a compromise with advocates and have discussed changing another ballot measure expanding Medicaid.
Though no bills have yet been filed for the upcoming 2019 Legislature dealing with redistricting, Republican Sen. Todd Weiler said he’ll be pushing his colleagues to challenge the proposition in court.
“I’d like to see the courts rule on the constitutionality,” he said.