Redistricting could mean L.A. County would lose a representative in Congress.
California’s population growth has slowed, according to just-released U.S. Census 2020 data, and that means the Golden State will have one fewer representative in the U.S. House.
Based on population, one of the 18 congressional districts that lie within Los Angeles County is likely to face the ax.
The entire state map of congressional districts will be redrawn, possibly creating a crucial campaign battleground in the midterm elections.
The loss of a Democratic district could ultimately lead to a narrower majority in Congress, according to political stats website Fivethirtyeight.com — or it could reshape the conservative 25th District in northern L.A. County into more liberal territory, which would make re-election that much harder for Republican Congressman Mike Garcia.
The future rests in the hands of these folks.