A new report from the Rose finds that districts drawn under Prop. 77 significantly increase competition, reduce each party's safe seats about the same, create new majority-minority districts, reduce county fragmentation, and increase district compactness.
The new districts also make julienne fries.
The report, which also highlights historical evidence of past mid-decade redistrictings, each having occured without bringing down the sky or either political party, is available here. Or for those of you with shorter attention spans, try the Executive Summary. Still too long? Fine, here's the 2-page press release.