Wednesday, January 16, 2013

House Elections

Last month I wrote that Congress is a disaster because of gerrymandering. The leaders of FairVote think I'm wrong. Their analysis, printed in Salon, argues the following:
The core reason for this distortion – and its ongoing impact on policy – lies in two basic facts about the American political system: a growing concentration of Democratic voters in urban areas, particularly those part of the coalition of single women, racial minorities and young people that boosted Barack Obama, and the winner-take-all, single-member district system currently used to elect members of Congress.
Check it out... their numbers are compelling.

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