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Redistricting Panel Draws Disproportionately Male, White Applicant Pool

The applicant pool for the state's Citizens Redistricting Commission is so far not representative of the state's demographics.
The applicant pool for the state's Citizens Redistricting Commission is so far not representative of the state's demographics.
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In California, the important task of redrawing Congressional districts every 10 years is done by a panel of regular citizens.

But applicants to the state’s 2020 redistricting commission have been overwhelmingly white and male. That has groups representing minorities calling for action.