Panel affirms new MT congressional districts – with one small adjustment

HELENA — The panel drawing Montana’s two new congressional districts on Tuesday affirmed its pivotal vote from last week, creating an eastern and western district for the 2022 elections – but not before making one small adjustment in the boundaries.

Democratic and Republican members of the Districting and Apportionment Commission also reiterated their starkly different views of whether the western Montana district will be competitive between the two parties.