A recent editorial in the Spanish language newspaper La OpiniÃ³n, criticizes Proposition 11 while acknowledging the problems with the current redistricting method. While not specifying how it comes to this conclusion, La OpiniÃ³n says that Proposition 11 would hurt Latino voter representation and thus should not be voted for.
Proposition 11 does not guarantee diversity nor does it depoliticize the process, as proponents contend. The initiative reflects justified frustration with the current system in Sacramento. While the measure hopes to improve upon current practice, it fails to provide enough safeguards.
The problem is that the initiative could have a negative impact on fair political representation for Latinos. This is reason enough to reject Proposition 11.
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