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Citizen commission accused of ‘diluting’ California hispanic vote

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When Stanley Forbes is not helping to redraw California’s electoral map, he is growing almonds at his ranch or running his independent book store. Forbes, 64, is one of 14 state residents named to a newly formed state commission tasked with striking a blow against political…

2010 election victors will get to redraw US political map

President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies and Republican foes are battling over a once-in-a-decade prize in November mid-term elections: power to literally redraw the US political map. Each US state gets two senators, but the 435 full members of the House of Representatives are divided among the 50 states depending on…