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View Diary: To Create a More Perfect California: What California's Redistricting Commission Should Have Drawn (58 comments)

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  •  Doesn't really solve the problem (0+ / 0-)

    Even districts of this kind are still subject to over concentration of voters in some districts leading to unfair outcomes.  It's just going to be by happenstance, rather than by design.  If you want congress to represent the actual preference of all voters you need to use some sort of proportional method.  Barring that, I'd rather have a neutral commission carefully consider the districts than blindly trust in a mathematical formula, which may have unintended consequences its designers didn't anticipate. (To say nothing of its inability to comply with federal law.)

    Congressmen absolutely respond to the needs of their communities in addition to voting on partisan legislation. In addition to specific legislation, they often introduce amendments to address their community's needs.

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