Blacks, Latinos Speak Out Against San Diego Redistricting Plans

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A coalition of minority groups has accused the Republican led San Diego County Board of Supervisors of using redistricting to help themselves in upcoming elections.

The power grab redraws political boundary lines to reflect the new 2010 census in a city where three quarters of the population is Latino.

Jess Haro, a local protestor who is Latino, said it’s very clear what Republicans are trying to do.

“These maps really don’t fool anybody,” Haro said. ”These are status quo maps, drawn to guarantee the reelection of each and everyone of you on the dais. The maps ignore the Voting Rights Act and the demographic realities of this county and have been consciously drawn to prevent competitive elections – elections where a minority candidate has a real chance of success. “

Read more at KPBS

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