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I was told that in 2008 the CA League of Women Voters sponsored an initiative to completely change the apportionment process. The idea being to make it less partisan and reduce the number of safe seats. The commission responsible for it is in the process of forming now, and the new districts are supposed to be in effect 2012. Shouldn't this be very positive development?
by sgr2 on Mon Jun 7th, 2010 at 04:40:54 PM EST
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I opposed Prop 11 - it's rearranging deck chairs at best, at worst an attempt to push the Democratic Party to the right and reduce the number of Democrats CA sends to the House of Representatives.

Partisanship is not CA's problem. A lack of democracy is.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Tue Jun 8th, 2010 at 01:07:05 AM EST
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Thanks for elaborating, Montereyan.  Just took it at face value because the person who mentioned it to me (political activist/long-time Dem in the Oakland area), seemed to think it was a good idea. Can't see why he'd be in favor of things moving to the right and less Dems in the House, though. I'll definitely have to inquire further on this.
by sgr2 on Tue Jun 8th, 2010 at 03:34:28 PM EST
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