LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office says there's no need for legislation to correct a congressional redistricting plan that appeared to create two misplaced precincts in an eastern Arkansas district.
McDaniel's office on Friday released the opinion requested by House Speaker Robert Moore, who sought clarification after Republican Rep. Rick Crawford raised questions about the plan.
The new boundaries signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe redrew Crawford's district to include more counties from the traditionally Democratic Delta region.
Crawford said the Jefferson County precincts seemed to remain as 4th Congressional District seats but were surrounded by precincts in the 1st District, which he represents. He asked legislative leaders for a review.
The opinion says the "island precincts" are included in the voting district included in the law Beebe signed.
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