Redistricting Roundup: New Prop. 93 Editorials UPDATEDx2

The Vallejo Times-Herald editorial for Proposition 93:

And, Prop 93 doesn’t do anything to address the bone of contention that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger deems the biggest evil of state politics – political entrenchment through redistricting.But all flaws cannot be addressed in one measure, and the earliest redistricting can occur is after the 2010 census anyway.

The Morgan Hill Times says:

Despite concerns that legislators still have not passed redistricting reform, and that Prop 93 contains special exemptions that exempt 42 currently termed-out legislators, a majority of our board believes that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks Vote yes on Prop 93.

Meanwhile, the Red Bluff Daily News says:

California’s redistricting process, which currently allows lawmakers to choose their voters, instead of the other way around, has always been the real culprit in creating the current one-party domination of the legislature. Unfortunately, because of the current leaders’ broken promise of delivering redistricting reform, there is no redistricting plan on the horizon. Further, as voters learn we’re being sold a false bill of goods by self-serving political elites, the support for Proposition 93 evaporating.


Over at Capitol Alert, Shane Goldmacher tallies the newspaper editorials on the upcoming election and asks: do they matter? Jon Fleischman responds, “The short answer is yes, but less than it has in the past, and more than it should.” Goldmacher lists 8 for and 39 against Proposition 93:

Yes on Proposition 93 (8)
Los Angeles Times
La Opinion
Pasadena Star-News
Desert Sun
Monterey Herald
Vacaville Reporter
Scotts Valley Press-Banner
Vallejo Times Herald

No on Proposition 93 (39)
San Diego Union-Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury News
The Sacramento Bee
Riverside Press Enterprise
Orange County Register
The Fresno Bee
The Modesto Bee
Oakland Tribune
Bakersfield Californian
LA Daily News
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Torrance Daily Breeze
San Bernardino County Sun
Ventura County Star
Stockton Record
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Woodland Daily Democrat
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Chico Enterprise Record
Antelope Valley Press
Alameda Times-Star
Hayward Daily Review
Marysville Appeal Democrat
Marin Independent Journal
North County Times
Redding Record Searchlight
Santa Maria Times
Tracy Press
Gilroy Dispatch
San Mateo Daily Journal
Merced Sun-Star
Contra Costa Times
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Tri-Valley Herald
Lodi News Sentinel
Lompoc Record
Paradise Post
Barstow Desert Dispatch

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