California GOP: Redistricting Process Lists to Left

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 12:35 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A 14-member independent commission that Republicans pushed to strip the Democratic-controlled California Legislature of the power to redraw political districts may be turning left, some GOP leaders contend. GOP state Chairman Tom Del Beccaro set off the alarm last week when the commission hired Q2 Data and Research to help draw 177 congressional, legislative and Board of Equalization districts, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Tom Del Beccaro, California, GOP, chairman, redistricting
Tom Del Beccaro
"We haven't seen the final results, but they certainly have opened the door to wide-ranging suspicion, and that defeats the purpose of the process," Del Beccaro told the paper. The commission, which the GOP pushed in a 2008 ballot initiative, is made up of ordinary citizens who need the expertise of a consulting firm to draw the lines.

A prime complaint about Q2 is that minority partner Bruce Cain has been an adviser to Assembly Democrats in previous redistricting. Democratic strategist Steve Maviglio dismisses the complaints, saying, "They somehow thought when they backed Proposition 11 that that meant they were going to have an advantage. It hasn't resulted in that — so now they have sour grapes,” the Bee quoted him as saying.

Republicans contend that Q2 had an unfair advantage in the contract process. Tony Quinn, a board member for another bidder and a former Republican legislative staffer, said the “process has not been fair and impartial," according to the Bee.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Michele Bachmann Gets Security Detail After Threat From ISIS

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 20:47 PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann has been given a 24-hour security detail based on a threat from the Islamic State (ISIS), Politico . . .

Kasich: GOP Governors Don't See Obamacare Going Away

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 20:05 PM

While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's ma . . .

Ebola Czar Not Starting Work Until Wednesday

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 19:57 PM

Ron Klain, the man appointed by President Barack Obama on Friday to head up the government's response to the Ebola virus . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved