No challenges filed to Nevada redistricting maps

Associated Press State Wire: Nevada (NV) - Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Author: The Associated Press
The long, bitter fight over the redrawing of Nevada's voting districts is over. 

No challenges were filed by a 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline to a court order adopting maps drawn by a panel of special masters after plans passed by the Democratic majority in the Legislature were twice vetoed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval. 

The new voting boundaries redraw Nevada's 21 Senate and 42 Assembly districts, and carves a fourth Congressional seat out of an existing three. 

Northern Nevada's 2nd Congressional District held by Mark Amodei remains solid Republican territory, while the 1st District in the south stays a Democratic stronghold. 

Democrats have a sizeable advantage in a new 4th Congressional District, while the 3rd District currently held by Republican Rep. Joe Heck has a slight Democratic edge.