Redrawn County Districts Released

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in Civil Rights, San Diego

ACLU drops adding Point Loma and Coronado

By Christopher Cadelago / SignOnSanDiego / Sept 1, 2011

San Diego County on Wednesday released two proposals to establish a supervisorial district where the majority of the population is made up of ethnic minorities, a month after abandoning its original plans amid legal threats from civil rights attorneys.

The county’s two alternative maps, scheduled for consideration by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, [Sept 6th] would create a South Bay district where Latinos and African Americans constitute a majority of the voting-age population.

The decision to possibly give minority voters a stronger voice in upcoming elections came after the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties objected to the initial map.

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