“The dozens of calls from Stanislaus County over the last week needs to be called out for what they are: an attempt by a sitting Congressman to influence the redistricting process,” a caller said.
Much of the hand-wringing from commentators and progressive advocates in recent days have centered on mismatched Valley communities and Hail Mary efforts to radically reverse the drafts.
Rep. Josh Harder (D–Turlock) faces a tall task in the coming weeks, centered around two competing prospects that will determine where he’ll represent Californians in Congress.
Advocates for the Dolores Huerta Foundation attempted to assuage concerns of packing minority-majority district while south Valley residents sought to distance themselves from the City of Fresno.
A face-off between two-term Rep. Josh Harder (D–Turlock) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R–Tulare) may make a good fundraising pitch. But what about the district lines?
The Central Valley is far from thrilled with proposed Congressional and legislative lines drawn by California’s citizen-led redistricting commission.
The draft maps, borrowing heavily from weeks of hypothetical visualizations, have largely upended political boundaries familiar to Valley residents. Now comes six weeks of jockeying to improve them.
Emphasis on the word “rough,” California’s citizen redistricting commissioners said.
The latest visualizations, hypotheticals to help citizen commissioners draw draft and final maps, put Reps. Devin Nunes, David Valadao, and Kevin McCarthy in unique, if difficult circumstances.
Early, hypothetical maps for California’s Redistricting Commission offer a whacky landscape for the Valley’s Congressional representatives. Here’s what they look like now and what comes next.