Posts Tagged ‘California Citizens Redistricting Commission’

10 Ways to Improve Redistricting Process

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

FEB. 7, 2012 By JOHN HRABE Parents and gamblers have a hard time being objective. “If you ever put that much money on a pony, you kind of like it when it rounds home,” the self-described “proud father” of the Citizens Redistricting Commission, Charles T. Munger Jr., told a redistricting c...

Redistricting commissars evade tough Q&A

Friday, July 29th, 2011

During its press conference Friday announcing the release of redistricting maps, the Citizens Redistricting Commission evaded tough questions and refused to explain why one commissioner, Michael Ward of Fullerton, voted earlier in the day against moving all of the final maps to the public for review...

Series Exposed Redistricting Sham

Friday, July 29th, 2011

JULY 29, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Yesterday the California Citizens Redistricting Commission released its final maps, which already are generating lawsuits to overturn them. In recent weeks, CalWatchDog.com ran an exclusive series of articles, by John Hrabe, exposing the process. He documented how two...

New Charges Slam Redistricting Commish

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

It has turned into the Commission that Couldn't Redistrict Right. New accusations charge that the California Citizens Redistricting Commission isn’t the non-partisan, citizen-run organization as has been promoted statewide. Earlier CalWatchDog.com news stories revealed two commissioners ...

Commish Gives Dems 2/3 Majority

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

John Seiler: A year and a half ago I was the first person to predict that, in 2012 or 2014, redistricting would bring Democrats two-thirds majorities in both houses of the California Legislature. My March 10, 2010 article, "Census Pushing Dems to 2/3 Majority," still is relevant reading. Demograph...

Jeanne Raya Failed to Reveal Donations

Monday, July 25th, 2011

JULY 25, 2011 By JOHN HRABE A second member of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission,  Jeanne Raya, failed to disclose financial contributions made within the past 18 months to a state political campaign committee, according to documents reviewed by CalWatchDog.com. Ten days ago, ...

Chart Shows Aguirre Conflicts of Interest

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

JULY 22, 2011 By JOHN HRABE The following chart demonstrates the conflicts of interest for Dr. Gabino T. Aguirre, a commissioner for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The conflicts are detailed in my articles for CalWatchDog.com: Part 1: Gabino Aguirre’s Secret Political Past. ...

Del Beccaro Demands Aguirre Removal

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

JULY 21, 2011 Following a CalWatchDog.com investigation by John Hrabe, California Republican Party Chairman Thomas Del Beccaro has written a letter to the California redistricting commissioners and Gov. Jerry Brown demanding that Commissioner Gabino T. Aguirre resign from the California Citizens Co...

Did Gabino Aguirre Flout Code of Conduct?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

JULY 21, 2011 By JOHN HRABE New evidence obtained by CalWatchDog.com raises new questions about whether Dr. Gabino Aguirre, a member of California's Citizens Redistricting Commission, violated the commission's code of conduct and possibly state law by failing to disclose his association with a red...

Gabino Aguirre's Secret Political Past

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Independent “Citizen” Commissioner Concealed Partisan Political Activities, History of Latino Activism & Connections to Redistricting Interest Group JULY 15, 2011 By JOHN HRABE The California Citizens Redistricting Commission, the 14-member independent panel of average citizens, was creat...