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    wilderness voice

    but I think it very unlikely that something designed to increase fairness would make it out of this Congress, let alone through 3/4 of the State legislatures, where the problem lies in the first place.

    More likely we could pass statewide initiatives in the most-gerrymandered states, like California did. it took a few tries, and the problem here was unusual in that the map was drawn to protect incumbents, not one party or the other, but eventually the process was taken out of legislative hands. If Ohio can repeal an unpopular law, they can put thyis on the ballot and pass it. Pennsylvania too, if thewir Constitution allows it. I'm less sure of Wisconsin or Michigan.

    into the blue again, after the money's gone

    by Prof Haley on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 12:14:42 PM PDT

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