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California redistricting yields to Democrats

California's new political district maps are set and they appear to favor Democrats. They could be certified next month.

July 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
California's new political district maps are set and they appear to favor Democrats.

The redistricting was done by a citizen's commission established by voters- the idea being to make the process politically independent.

The maps re-draw California's state legislative and congressional districts, and could be certified next month.

However, they can be challenged. The state Republican Party is already considering a lawsuit, claiming the commission's decisions were not transparent enough.