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1 elizajane  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 10:25:21am

I think that gerrymandering beats out even super PACs in the "threats to our democracy" race. But this really is a both-sides-do-it phenomenon. Some of the worst gerrymanders in the country are in Illinois: see [Link: www.tnr.com...] California just redid its map to get rid of some of its more egregious gerrymanders and I wish that other states had the guts to do the same.

2 dragonath  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 10:53:59am

Gerrymandering has, in this case, swept out even more of the Blue Dog Coalition. If anyone ever wondered why politics are becoming more partisan, there's your answer.

I'd like to see non-partisan districts like the ones that were passed by referendum in California.

3 Dark_Falcon  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 5:45:35pm

re: #1 elizajane

I think that gerrymandering beats out even super PACs in the "threats to our democracy" race. But this really is a both-sides-do-it phenomenon. Some of the worst gerrymanders in the country are in Illinois: see [Link: www.tnr.com...] California just redid its map to get rid of some of its more egregious gerrymanders and I wish that other states had the guts to do the same.

Big shoutout for calling attention to the egregious gerrymandering in my state. I'm all for Dragonath's proposal for better districting.

But one thing to point out about that review by Thinkprogress is that it misses a key point. The US, like other Anglosphere nations, does not elect its legislature by a single national vote. We elect by districts (for the House) or by States (for the Senate). So it is entirely possible that more people could vote for the Democrats and the Republicans still legitimately win, given how our system is set up. But there does remain the issue of gerrymandering, and it was also egregious in places like Texas.


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