Last year, a city commission redrew San Diego’s City Council boundaries to account for shifts in population and decided to create a second, Latino-majority district.
The district stretches from Southcrest to City Heights and then northeast to neighborhoods around San Diego State University. Though Latinos succeeded in getting another Latino-majority district, there was some worry that their influence would be diminished by the inclusion of neighborhoods like Kensington and Talmadge.
The majority of residents in Kensington/Talmadge and College Area are white and previous elections showed they voted more often than Latino areas to the south. (The exact number of white or Latino voters in each neighborhood is unknown. Election officials report vote totals by precinct which can then be compared to the Census maps.)
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