Flores Makes Final Bid to Go Ahead With Runoff

As a federal judge Thursday considered a new political map for Los Angeles County, Sarah Flores made a final appeal to preserve her campaign to become the first Latino supervisor.

A day after he rejected a redistricting plan drawn by the board's conservative majority, U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon heard testimony from architects of the three maps submitted by plaintiffs in the voting rights case. The judge said he will hold his final hearing in the 2-year-old case today, taking arguments on whether he should call off a November runoff between Flores and Gregory O'Brien and order a new election in a redrawn 1st District.

Flores, the top vote-getter in the June primary with 35% of the vote, made an appeal to Kenyon to reject all three plaintiffs' maps.

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