WILL THE SUPREMES HAVE A SAY IN WILDOMAR’S ELECTIONS
In the blind rage created when the city council received a letter from a Malibu Law firm over alleged Voting Rights Act violations. The city council ordered the city manager to hire a demographic firm to once again divide (as was done in July of 2009) the city of wildomar into districts, one each for the 5 individually elected council positions.
The city council is attempting to get everything in place for the upcoming November elections during which 2 council positions will be decided.
Unbeknownst to the city council along with most citizens, as many work for a living leaving little time for minutia,
The Supreme Court of the United States SCOTUS is currently weighing arguments heard on December 8, 2015 in Evenwel v. Abbott
Issue: Whether the three-judge district court correctly held that the “one-person, one-vote” principle under the Equal Protection Clause allows States to use total population, and does not require States to use voter population, when apportioning state legislative districts.
“Whether the ‘one-person, one-vote’ principle of the Fourteenth Amendment creates a judicially enforceable right ensuring that the districting process does not deny voters an equal vote.
The question for wildomar is:
1. How will districts be determined
A. Total Population in a district
B. Eligible Voters-persons over 18 years of age legally allowed to registered to vote
C. Registered Voters in a District.
As a ruling is expected before the end of the courts current term which is not until the end of June can districts be apportioned in the city before this happens.
Will city officials (elected and hired) in their haste to have it their way muck it up