Draft California political maps would reshape key districts

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Chair Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., speaks as Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Matthew Albence appears before a Homeland Security Subcommittee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Draft maps released by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, show that key parts of her district have been redrawn into a district that includes Long Beach, an area now represented by Democratic Rep. Alan Lowenthal. AP photo/Andrew Harnik file photo
Kathleen Ronayne The Associated Press Newly released political maps from California’s redistricting commission would leave some members of Congress without a political home and others to face off against colleagues in their own party in the 2022 midterm elections, when the state will play a key role in determining which party controls Congress. The maps released late Wednesday, Nov. 10, are drafts that could change significantly before they are finalized in December. They offer a first look at how California’s loss of a congressional seat, from 53 to 52, will reshape its political landscape. California lost a seat because it grew more slowly than other states over the past decade, but still remains the largest House delegation by far; each congressional district must represent
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