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Drip, Drip, Drip For Jackson

Another 23K+ plus votes have been counted in Ventura and Los Angeles counties in the last two days, and the net effect on the 19th state senate district is a 315-vote gain for Republican Tony Strickland.

Strickland now leads Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson by 2,456 votes out of nearly 400,000 cast:

Strickland 199,960 (50.3)
Jackson 197,504 (49.6)

My column in this week's print edition of the Indie looks at how a last-minute, behind-the-scenes partisan maneuver in the Legislature's gerrymander of 2001 set the table for a Republican in the 19th. On the stands Thursday.

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