The New York Times reports:
On Monday, Mr. Nunes announced he would resign from Congress at year’s end to lead former President Donald J. Trump’s media and technology company, continuing an unswerving fealty to Mr. Trump that had turned him into a national figure of admiration on the right and contempt on the left.
Mr. Nunes was prodded toward that decision in large part by the nonpartisan California Citizens Redistricting Commission, which this week is putting the finishing touches on new boundaries.
The plan is likely to transform the district he has represented for 19 years from a dusty, rural swath that voted for Mr. Trump in 2020 by 5 percentage points into one centered here in Fresno, the fifth-largest city in California, which Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have carried handily.
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As the rest of the country gerrymanders House maps into a stultifying series of uncompetitive districts, California’s “citizens” commission is turning the state into the only real battlefield of 2022. Think you know why Nunes quit? Think again. https://t.co/UR1Z6492G3
— Jonathan Weisman (@jonathanweisman) December 7, 2021