Skip to comments.Congratulations Speaker Perez – But Watch Out For That Referendum
Posted on 07/14/2011 2:42:30 PM PDT by americanophile
Congratulations are in order to Assembly Speaker John Perez. The Redistricting Commission has now delivered the 54th seat necessary for Speaker Perez to achieve two-thirds Democratic rule in the Assembly, (an accomplishment the Democrats never achieved on their own). With a two-thirds vote, Perez and his friends can pass tax increases to their hearts delight. They need not spend money trying to elect more Democratic members; the Redistricting Commission has done it for them.
It is all a matter of having friends in high places.
Their friends are not just the 14 commissioners, who feign ignorance of the partisan seats they are drawing and that is true of some but not all of the commissioners. The real partisan work is being done by their staff of Berkeley Democratic consultants. Every change made to Assembly maps since release of the first draft districts on June 10 has favored the Democrats; to believe this is all by accident is to walk through an orchard and believe all the rows of trees just grew there by chance.
The 54th Democratic seat is a doozy, but it does the job. The district begins in part of Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County, then it crosses the county line to absorb Claremont in Los Angeles County, then it leapfrogs over community after community to settle in deeply Democratic Pasadena, providing the necessary voters for the 54th seat. Now this is all quite unconstitutional since the law says you are not supposed to bypass adjacent population for far distant population, but this Commission ignores the law when it is inconvenient.
This district unites communities like Rancho Cucamonga and Pasadena that have never in history been in the same district. So much for constitutional line drawing.
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I’m shocked they figure out how to do this. /s