19 February 2010

Politicians stop redistricting from working

I was hopeful here, but my fears have (via JWT) turned out to be true -- politicians have written the redistricting law -- which would make districts less demographically biased and thus make elections more competative -- to exclude the citizens who may know more.

The most obvious way they are doing this is by excluding anyone who has changed political parties in the last five years, which probably excludes half of California.

Bottom Line: Politicians are not interested in representing us as much as themselves and their donors.

1 comment:

  1. I am in the midst of sending my application for the redistricting commission. THey make it a real pain so that the effort involved cuts down applicants - 3 letters of rec, 4 short essay questions, etc. Christ

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