Ribbon of Shame’ in Redistricting Crosshairs

With the first 2010 census numbers coming to light on 12/21, state redistricting officials have taken aim at the 23rd Congressional District as an example of what not to do this time around. While Republicans and Democrats alike have strongholds throughout the country, the so-called “Ribbon of Shame”—currently held by Democrat Lois Capps—will be under scrutiny over the next year as lines are redrawn. Statewide, however, the number of representatives in the House will not change for California, which has seen a 10 percent increase in population since 2000.

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