In the ongoing struggle over which congressional district to put Little Saigon in, the latest proposal may end up lumping it in with Long Beach.
Based on the first map, Little Saigon was the heart of its proposed district, but doing that pushed Santa Ana into a coastal district, Wisckol writes. So then, the next proposed map put Little Saigon and Santa Ana together. What was the problem with that? Well, it pushed Anaheim into a predominantly Anglo district, much to the chagrin of activists who complained that the move weakened the Latino vote.
“The draft congressional district lines are very bad, splitting not only the bulk of the Asian-American community into two different districts, but also putting the residents of Orange County at a disadvantage.”