The Jury Talks Back

6/24/2010

Oops

Filed under: California Politics — aphrael @ 3:32 pm

It appears that the Democratic candidate for SD-16 may not actually live in the district.

To be fair, the county elections office claims he does, despite the fact that the State Senate’s tool and the county’s own GIS mapping tool says he doesn’t.

It’s not clear to me who should prevail on the inevitable lawsuit – clearly he’s required to live in the district, but ultimately if the elections office of his county tells him he’s in a given district he should be entitled to rely on that authority, but if there’s a valid state authority it probably isn’t too much to expect a campaign for the state legislature to check it.

But it’s funny (and embarassing) and quite an indictment of the 2000 redistricting that it’s even an issue at all.

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