Covington residents, local leaders push back on Kentucky redistricting plans


By: Monique John

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jan 05, 2022

and last updated 11:31 PM, Jan 05, 2022

COVINGTON, Ky. — Leaders and residents in Covington are pushing back on a redistricting plan put forward by Kentucky House representatives. Residents say they are worried that being lumped into larger voting blocks with their suburban counterparts in neighboring cities will obscure Covington's specific needs as an urban core, saying Covington is unique and the priorities of the city could clash with voters who may have different values. Recent Stories from wcpo.com Rep. Rachel Roberts of Newport — another city that could have new district lines — also issued a statement on the plan. "At a time when public trust in the political process is at an all-time low, rushing redistricting through in the first week is a very bad look and does not give the public adequate time to review the maps, which have already been changed since they were first released," Roberts said. "Nor does it give them time to weigh in on who does, and can in the future, represent them. "

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