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SunshineGlocker
08-02-2005, 3:26 PM
Is it going to make it on the ballot or what? I know that this special election is getting a lot of criticism in the press, but from what I can tell, I'm going to vote "yes" on everything that Arnie is proposing, starting with Prop. 77 (redistricting). This state is so gerrymandered that very few of the elections are competitive. Check out this awful gerrymander:
http://www.fairdistricts.com/the-capper.gif

jmlivingston
08-02-2005, 4:04 PM
Last I heard a judge kicked it off the ballot. Did I miss some news somewhere, that it is back on again? Sure hope so!

John

TonyM
08-02-2005, 6:00 PM
here's the latest I know about it:

Other Calguns Thread (http://calguns.net/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/545600176/m/89710185621/r/39710466621#39710466621)

jnojr
08-05-2005, 9:52 AM
Redistricting is a make-or-break proposition for California. The incumbent politicians will do anything to prevent redistricting. If it passes, a lot of incumbents will be out of their jobs, and the political map of the state will change significantly. Nothing is more important than passing a redistricting initiative.

Librarian
08-05-2005, 10:57 AM
Redistricting is a make-or-break proposition for California.
I have to agree. If ever we could get an actually representative set of legislators, a whole bunch of the bad bills we are trying to weather now would never come up. Without fair redistricting - and remember, the Repubs were active participants in the current scheme, it wasn't just the Dems - we really have no hope.

SunshineGlocker
08-06-2005, 2:24 PM
Grace Flores Napolitano's district:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/California_District_38_2004.png
She ran unopposed in 2004.

arvs
08-07-2005, 2:00 PM
Originally posted by Librarian:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Redistricting is a make-or-break proposition for California.
I have to agree. If ever we could get an actually representative set of legislators, a whole bunch of the bad bills we are trying to weather now would never come up. Without fair redistricting - and remember, the Repubs were active participants in the current scheme, it wasn't just the Dems - we really have no hope. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Always have hope. GC won't last forever.

Charliegone
08-07-2005, 7:02 PM
Wow if that isn't fixed I don't know what is http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

imported_TMC
08-07-2005, 9:28 PM
Redistricting has to be done, in the last election there were over 160 seats up for re-election and not one changed parties. That looks like a rigged system to me. This has to go forward otherwise the Dem's will continue to run this state into the ground forever.

atham@earthlink.net
08-09-2005, 9:02 AM
Redistricting is an absolute must. This states liberal driven laws and policies is a result of these politicians not ever having to be held accountable for the crap they do. If we can get some realistic districts, some of these @#$%#$ would never hold more than one term.

Librarian
08-09-2005, 3:35 PM
Bee/Weintraub's blog (http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/insider/) says 3-judge panel ruled 2-1 to keep Prop 77 off the ballot.

Sigh. Try again next year.

Librarian
08-12-2005, 5:50 PM
YES!!

Supreme Court allows redistricting initiative on November ballot
By DAVID KRAVETS, AP Legal Affairs Writer
Last Updated 5:25 pm PDT Friday, August 12, 2005
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court ruled Friday that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's attempt to change the way legislative districts are drawn should be placed back on November's special election ballot.

The 4-2 decision overturns a state appellate court ruling that removed the measure because of a wording dispute.

ligamentum flavum
08-12-2005, 6:20 PM
Now we gotta make sure to get out there and vote! I don't wanna sound like a broken record, but redistricting is very likely to help our 2nd Amendment rights.

Get your friends out there and vote in November.

esskay
08-12-2005, 11:33 PM
Fantastic news!!! Get the word out!

Silverback
08-13-2005, 10:28 AM
This is going to be good! It will be a while before we see the results of redistricting but I'm looking forward to getting the process out of the hands of polititians.

Now the only thing we have to look forward to is activist judges. I haven't seen too much that gives me any faith in a judge, but at least it won't be in the hands of schemeing polititions.