Thursday, September 06, 2007

Gerrymandering Reform

It looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger is about to get his gerrymandering reform passed after all. Proponents often oversell the reform but I do think it is eminently worthwhile. Gerrymandering is the practice of drawing electoral districts for electoral advantage. This is what the big brouhaha down in Texas with Tom DeLay was about. It is one of many tools in the incumbents arsenal that makes them damn near invincible. This reform would have electoral districts drawn on a non-partisan basis. I think Iowa is the only state that has it already in place. Hopefully other states will follow California's lead. Kudos to the Governator.

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