Thursday, July 12, 2012
Backers of a redistricting measure on California’s November ballot said they won’t run an active campaign. Proposition 40 is a Republican-led referendum. It would repeal the new state Senate districts drawn by an independent citizen’s panel.
Supporters said they won’t campaign for it because of the California Supreme Court ruling keeping the new districts in place.
Stan Forbes is Chairman of the fourteen-member Citizens Redistricting Commission. He said it’s unfortunate so much time and money were spent fighting the issue in court.
“I’m relieved there’s not going to be a campaign to overturn the maps because the maps, the Supreme Court said they were good," commented Forbes. "It’s too bad they didn’t announce this beforehand.”
The measure targets new Senate district boundaries expected to give Democrats two additional seats.