Thursday, October 07, 2010

District Drawing

If Tennessee Republicans win the General Election on November 2nd, they might consider embracing the radical idea that they can show themselves better than the party opposite by creating more equal legislative districts:

As tempting as it may be to use the redistricting process to insure the destruction of the opposing political formation, let us propose the radical idea that House and Senate Republicans in Nashville should not have vengeance in mind when drawing the new electoral boundaries mandated by the census. If Republicans are indeed victorious at the State level on November 2nd, let them do the one thing the Democrats never would do when they were in control-draw the legislative boundaries in a fair and equitable way, avoiding gerrymandering as much as is possible. Most computer models show that equitable districts would still give the Republicans a majority in Tennessee, and likely a substantial one.

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