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California's redistricting panel can't escape partisan pressure

Mar 19, 2011 12:15:23 AM- latimes.com
The voter-created commission is set to hire a map-drawing expert. But both applicants have been accused of bias by Republicans and Democrats. The fracas could be a glimpse of things to come.

Frustrated by blatant gerrymandering and politicians protecting incumbents above all else, voters took the redrawing of congressional and legislative districts away from state lawmakers and handed it to a new independent body. But as the new Citizens Redistricting Commission hires key staff, it is becoming clear that partisans will not give up power without a fight.

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