Wednesday, January 29, 2014

California: Escondido councilwoman facing recall petitions over settlement of voting rights lawsuit

Escondido Councilwoman Olga Diaz is facing a recall effort over redistricting. Diaz is the only liberal on the council, and the settlement of a voting rights lawsuit pushed her into the district (Republicans outnumber Democrats 4-3 in that district), saying they’re frustrated Diaz is representing their neighborhoods under the city’s new election districts. The town previously used an at-large system -- and Diaz is apparently the only supporter of the new district-based system.

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