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  •  sorry for the delay in replying. tough week for (0+ / 0-)

    medical issues in the house :(

    the 9/30/2013 issue of the nation has an article, "dollarocracy," that focuses on how to make the system better, including eliminating the electoral college (how's that for starters?) & making gerrymandering illegal, as well as the steps necessary to do it, & it's really too long (& much too late here on the east coast) to list everything. i can't link to the article, either. sorry.

    other democracies, including one right nextdoor -- canada -- use independent commissions to draw legislative booundaries & they don't seem to have any of the problems we have -- we could try that, too.

    yes, both d's & r's gerrymander, but that doesn't make it right. i work with younger voters & i guess i'm more the let's-fix-that-problem-type, than the go-along-to-get-along.

    •  Again, I agree with you. (0+ / 0-)

      I understand the endpoint but it is the "how" that I'm having problems with. It's great to have these pie-in-the-sky hopes but statistics show that a majority of these gerrymandered Republican districts are expected to stay Republican for the next 10 years. You were going to need these district's representatives votes to make the changes you are talking about. So again, how do you get these districts to vote against their own interests?

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