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An update on redistricting

Original post made on Jul 26, 2011

Paul Mitchell of Redistricting Partners, a Democrat, former legislative staffer and now a consultant focusing on legislative races and independent expenditures, is talking this week about likely court challenges to the Citizen's Redistricting Commission's final map of congressional, Board of Equalization, state senate and assembly districts that is based on 2010 Census data. The 14-member commission is responsible for redrawing the boundaries based on population shifts over the last 10 years, and also taking into account public input and the federal Voting Rights Act, which protects against "minority vote dilution."

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