03 November 2008

Yes on 11: Anti-Gerrymandering

On the ballot in California is Proposition 11, an attempt to take the drawing of state legislative districts out of the hands of elected legislators. Instead an independent commission would draw up the boundaries.

Look, it's not a perfect proposition. But our current system amounts to the foxes guarding the henhouse. Our legislators draw up the district boundaries to keep themselves in power. It's called gerrymandering, and it is a crime against your liberty and your right to have your vote count for something.

Take a look at the various district boundaries. And if you're in California, vote YES on prop 11.

If we don't fix the gerrymandering problem, our esteemed representatives will have little motivation to fix anything else of importance.

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