Reconciling California's Congressional Districts

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The independent Citizens Redistricting Commission created by voters to draft new legislative and congressional districts released a set of new maps on June 10. But a second set, promised for tomorrow, has been withheld. Struggling to meet a final deadline of August 15, the fourteen commissioners are trying to reconcile the ethnic and racial requirements of federal law with state laws that say districts should be compact, reflect common interests and conform to the boundaries of cities and counties.

Credits

Guests:
Jeanne Raya - California Citizens Redistricting Commission, Tony Quinn - Republican political consultant, Paul Mitchell - Vice President of Political Data Inc, a bipartisan voter data firm; former Democratic political consultant - @paulmitche11

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody