Redistricting: The Line Dancing Ends

July 29, 2011 · Filed Under CA Politics, Elections · 3 Comments 

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There are two, and only two, options left at this point for the political districts in which Californians will reside for the next decade: the current maps from the state's citizens redistricting panel or as-yet-to-exist maps drawn by judges.

And that second option -- judicial intervention -- only will happen if opponents prevail in court, the voters step in, or a subset of the 14 commissioners change their vote on August 15.
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Redistricting Win, Lose, or Draw

More competition. More moderate politicians. Less sleazy deal making. More good stuff. Less bad stuff.

Like so many electoral efforts, the two campaigns waged in favor of independent redistricting promised a lot of fixes to California voters tired of dysfunctional governance. Soon... very soon, in fact... the voters are going to get their first look at what they bought.
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