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Court Cracks Redistricting Racket

By USA Today, USA Today - June 30, 2015

In 2001, as the California Legislature prepared to draw new congressional districts, 30 Democratic members of Congress took matters into their own hands. They hired consultants to draw them safe districts, and then persuaded the legislature to accept the districts they presented. As one not-very-discrete congressman said of the money he spent on consultants: "Twenty thousand dollars is nothing to keep your seat."

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