California: 31,000 Aspiring Political Cartographers
Even though it's right there in the lede, I still think this article in the Sacramento Bee manages to bury the lede: Nearly 31,000 Californians ...
Even though it's right there in the lede, I still think this article in the Sacramento Bee manages to bury the lede:
Nearly 31,000 Californians have applied to join a first-of-its-kind citizens commission that will draw political districts - but the pool of applicants tilts heavily toward white men.
As a spokesperson for the state auditor's office goes on to say in the article, there's no reason why the state can't end up with a diverse panel, even if the applicant pool is skewed toward white men. The problem can be solved easily.
But, tens of thousands of people want to draw the lines for California's state legislative districts and Board of Equalization districts? That's absolutely incredible -- we're not even talking about congressional districts here. Here's a headline: "Political nerds more common than previously thought."
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