The honorable commission of average Joes that's been slaving over California's out-of-wack districts for the last six months finally revealed a first draft of changes this morning, totally surpassing “Pretty Woman” for Best Makeover Story ever.
Bold, we know —
But no other state in the nation has ever been able say their legislative and congressional districts were drawn, agenda-free, by a nonpartisan group of non-politicians. The pride is almost painful! (Then again, no other state in the nation has been marred by a congressional ribbon as gerrymandered as that shameful stripe of blue down CenCal. So embarrassing.)
The maps in full, before and after, appear below. (And see all the dirty details over at the commission's website.) At first glance, the new districts are completely unrecognizable. Sacramento must be going up in flames right now.
California State Assembly, BEFORE:
California State Assembly, AFTER:
California State Senate, BEFORE:
California State Senate, AFTER:
U.S. Congress, BEFORE:
U.S. Congress, AFTER: