7 reasons why the Panhandle and Plaza District deserve each other…

Last week, the Oklahoma legislature sent its freshly gerrymandered congressional districts to Governor Kevin Stitt for final approval.


Although Democrats would also rig the maps to their advantage if they were in control of things, they're naturally crying foul about the proposed maps, and the highly-partisan, right-wing way they were drawn.


One particular item of concern is how Republican lawmakers carved up Oklahoma County to make the 5th Congressional District less competitive. For example, they're drowning out the more liberal and diverse pockets of town like the Plaza District by grouping it with the deeply red and conservative Oklahoma panhandle:


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