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Drawing Lines: A Public Interest Guide to Redistricting Reform

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Publication Date: June 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Author(s): Ari Weisbard; Jeannie Wilkinson

Funder(s): James Irvine Foundation

Funder(s): James Irvine Foundation

Special Collection: CGS

Topic: Government (Legislative power and procedure)
Politics (Elections and voting)

Keywords: Redistricting

Type: Report

Coverage: California

Abstract:

Drawing Lines recommends criteria for selection of Independent Redistricting Commission members, key components to be included in any redistricting plan, and analyzes the major features of each current proposal against the recommendations. The report finds that each one falls short of assuring fair representation of California's population.