"On Tuesday the Attorney General reported that a referendum was filed to overturn the Congressional map approved by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The measure was filed by Julie Vandermost and Charles Bell.
Also this week, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission asked the Attorney General and Secretary of State to alter the petition wording because commissioners believe it is "misleading." The commission also contends that even if successful, the referendum would not require revised maps to be drawn immediately since the California Supreme Court could allow the commission's districts to be used provisionally through next year's elections.
Among the early supporters of the referendum to withdraw the Senate map are former Governor Pete Wilson and State Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton. Five other GOP senators immediately contributed more than $5,000 to the referendum group Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting (FAIR):
- Mark Wyland: $25,000
- Tony Strickland: $25,000
- Mimi Walters: $25,000
- Joel Anderson: $10,000
- Doug La Malfa: $5,000"
There is one for the State Senate redraw coming soon as well.