The 2020 census could have a big impact on California’s political districts. The numbers mean everything.
For example, will California lose a Congressional seat if the count comes in lower than expected? Some political observers say yes. If we lose a seat, will it be at the expense of an African American incumbent?
Will California gain a congressional seat, giving the state 54th seat in the House? If so, where will it be? In the Inland Empire? Will Latinos gain?
Let’s find out. Political Data’s Paul Mitchell, who just finished a three-part series on redistricting, joins Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster to discuss the possibilities for California’s political landscape as we prepare for the second round of redistricting since voters created the the Citizens Redistricting Commission.