How the Inland Empire could win or lose in political redistricting

By Jeff Horseman, Press Enterprise |

Another scenario is that Inland districts get merged with L.A. and Orange counties to even out the population in each district. That could help or hurt the Inland Empire, said Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of public policy and political science and director of the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside.

“Generally speaking, if you don’t have a strongly defined community of interest that would justify stretching a district across county lines … it generally means less power for any particular community because they don’t interact much with each other to form a meaningful unified constituency,” Ramakrishnan said.