California Citizens Redistricting Commission
Republicans are urging the California Supreme Court to dump newly drawn state Senate districts planned for this year’s election.
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously rejected two Republican challenges to the state’s new electoral maps.
A citizens commission established by voters to independently create California’s legislative and congressional districts delivered its first set of maps Friday, voting to adopt new boundaries that appear to increase the reach of majority Democrats.
The independent commission set up to redraw the boundaries of California’s legislative, Congressional and Board of Equalization districts, is putting the finishing touches on those new maps.
Democrats hoping to regain the majority in the House in 2012 might get a strong head start in California, where voters have handed the authority for drawing political boundaries to an independent citizens’ commission.
An independent citizens panel has released its draft of new maps for California’s congressional and legislative districts in a process that could reshape California’s political landscape.
San Francisco would lose one of its two seats in the state Senate under a draft proposal by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission to be formally unveiled on Friday.