I’ve never understood redistricting, until today.

Because it gives both R’s and D’s an equally safe seat. So…

By Jack E. Lohman

…if you protect them equally, who are the losers???

The voters and taxpayers!!! Because the politicians of both stripes no longer worry about losing their seat because of their special-interest votes. They can vote against the best interests of the public and still win re-election. As 95% of incumbents win regularly, even though congress has only a 15% approval rate.

So no, it is not a “partisan plan” to protect one party over the other, it is a stacked deck to protect dishonest politicians from the voters. They may now sell their votes to special interests without fear of the voters casting them aside!

Indeed, even Wisconsin legislators are caught up in the mess, but of course they are as tainted.

Who will win? The politicians, NOT the taxpayers. It is a corrupt game to keep those in power who are destroying our world. It is anti-voter and anti-third party, but if Wisconsinites are smart it will backfire.

The Government Accountability Board, if not interfered with, could create non-partisan districts that are somewhat fair and logical, but “fair and logical” is not in the politician’s vocabulary.

6 Responses to I’ve never understood redistricting, until today.

  1. Who draws them or how they are drawn is not the problem.
    Electing representatives by districts is the problem.
    Winner-takes-all, single representative per district elections were put in place under a monarchy to avoid democracy or representative democracy while ceding some power to the elite. The elite so elected were equals, all having one vote of equal power.

    Having representative selected this way prevents the majority of people in any one area, and collectively in all areas, from having the representation that they want. This fact is obscured by the propaganda for a two party system.

    A system that made the voters equal would give each representative power proportionate to the number of votes that representative received.

    Under such a system there wouldn’t be any wasted votes, each vote that a representative receives would increase the power of that representative, everyone would have the representation of there choice and the influence of special interest money would be decimated.

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    • Jim, you likely are correct. A proportional voting system could be best. But the top 1% that fund the elections are calling the shots. My strong guess is that if we could eliminate the corruption in our political system our politicians would make the right choice. But NOTHING will change before that happens. Jack

  2. Good explanation, Jack. You seem to understand it well.

  3. William Pierce says:

    where did you get these statistics? i want to cite these statistics, but don’t know who to cite.