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December 29, 2011


Controversy Centers on California Redistricting

Politico looks at the brewing redistricting battle in California, as a recent ProPublica report alleged that Democrats sought to "systematically game" the newly created independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

"Drawing on dozens of internal emails and documents, the story reported that Democrats at the highest levels plotted and executed a secret plan to place witnesses before the commission to persuade them to draw a map that is expected to land Democrats several seats in 2012... For Democrats, the fierce pushback underscores the high stakes surrounding the state's new map. California Republicans had already launched a referendum drive to overturn the commission-drawn state Senate plan before the article was published -- and Democrats worry the story will fuel public doubts about the commission's work and aid Republicans who want to paint the line-drawing as compromised."














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