Group Alleges County’s Redistricting Failed to Reflect Latino Interests

RIVERSIDE - The ACLU of Southern California announced a lawsuit today against Riverside County over alleged discriminatory redistricting of supervisorial districts based on the 2020 Census. County officials countered that the process involved "rigorous statistical analysis'' and was predicated on a wide cross-section of interests, including ethnic demographics. The ACLU is representing Inland Empire United, and particularly six plaintiffs, in a legal challenge to the supervisorial map redraws, which were completed in December after multiple public hearings and studies. The county's five supervisorial districts must be redesigned after each decennial census because of population changes. The redistricting proposal on which the board finally settled was approved in a 4-1 vote on Dec. 14,
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