Tiebreaker Chooses Rebulican Map for NJ House Seats

A formal vote will be taken at 10 a.m.

A new congressional map favoring Republicans has been chosen by the tie-breaking member of New Jersey's redistricting commission.

Two people involved in redistricting tell The Associated Press the new map combines northern New Jersey districts now represented by conservative Republican Scott Garrett and liberal Democrat Steve Rothman. But the sources say the map gives the GOP a 4-point edge in voter registration in the merged district.

The people talked to the AP on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the commission.

Commission chairman John Farmer Jr., the tiebreaking 13th member, told both sides of his choice early Friday.

A formal vote will be taken at 10 a.m.

New Jersey's 13-member congressional delegation is losing a seat because of population changes.

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