Is It Time, Anaheim?
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Last summer, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against Anaheim charging that the city's at-large council elections excluded Latinos from electing their own and asked the courts to create voting by district. The Democratic Party of Orange County just endorsed an eight-district proposal, while the Republican-dominated city council has largely mocked the idea. What's so scary about district elections — and why is the ACLU lawsuit not as heroic as it may seem?