State commission finalizes maps for Congress, Assembly

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California’s congressional map got a big shake-up in the Central Valley, highlighted by longtime valley congressman Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) announcing his resignation from Congress effective at the end of the year, to run former President Donald Trump’s new media company. Polling experts, FiveThirtyEight politics, had Nunes’ current district at an R+11 partisan lean—meaning it was 11% more Republican than the nation as a whole—and the new district he would have run in is at a D+16, signaling a huge partisan swing.

Tulare County residents had pleaded with the redistricting commission to keep Fresno out of their congressional district, but that did not come to pass. The “Say no to Socialism” Devin Nunes political signs that line Highway 99 in Tulare County will have some competition from the blue wave of the county’s northern neighbor.

The final congressional map…

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