Fair Districting Act

End partisan gerrymandering

sponsored by Jean Ann Esselink • co-sponsors: (2)Become a Co-sponsor

primary topic: Election Law
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Partisan gerrymandering has so skewed the boundaries of congressional districts that voters are deprived of any real choice. Politicians create "safe seats" that ensure the re-election of nearly all incumbents. Because they benefit from this rigging of the playing field, they perpetuate it. They will never fix it.

Therefore, the people demand that the authority for drawing these boundaries be taken out of the hands of political partisans. The boundaries must be redrawn according to a neutral grid system which respects population numbers, contiguity and compactness.  

The people further demand that, after each decennial census, the boundaries be redrawn again, on the same basis to preserve community.



by @jmdenn on 04/27/12

After speaking with various interested parties about "how" to fairly redistrict, I've come to this conclusion: Districts should be redrawn by algorithm to establish the most competitive situations demarcated by median income. Because this is almost impossible to do, the slight bias should be towards proportional representation by state—applied by random choice by district. Data distributed to a team of universities, with a competition for the most competitive standard (fair) for that set of census data. Many persons I've spoken with have nothing good to say about the "independent judiciary" method or as one said the "myth."

Fair Distrciting Act

by Robert A. Stansbury on 11/03/11

No other issue is as important as adequate and accurate representation in the halls of Government. Too many critical issues are being gridlocked, ignored or debated into obsolescence due to the entrenched politics of the day. Politicians get voted in with a significant percentage of the population abstaining. Since the current system of electing Reps and Sens is failing to muster a Congressional cohort capable of simple consensus, the method of choosing those officeholders must be re-examined.

A stripping away of all other circa Census 2010 zoned real property entities, (other than currently occupied residential properties) should be considered when apportioning seats.

No qualitative difference in count or consideration between rental or owned primary residences, using Census count as of 2010. Will establish a baseline number of constituents under representation standard of 1 rep for every 10,000 people (whatever the Constitutional figure is).

Beyond that, neighborhood associations, business alliances and community service entities provide input as to community needs, but do not advocate or endorse candidates.

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