The Redistricting Cases Are Not About Gerrymandering, They’re About Imposing Proportional Representation

James W. Lucas, National Review

“Proportional representation would solve this problem for the Democrats. They could live in their urban bubbles all they wanted without risking any loss of political power to more politically diverse rural and suburban voters. The problem for Democrats is how to impose such a massive shift away from the Anglo-American election system, which has been used throughout the Republic’s history. This is where the chief justice’s “sociological gobbledygook” comes in. Behind all the formulae, analyses, and calculations presented by plaintiffs, the fundamental complaint is that the election results did not correspond to what the results would be under proportional representation — that the results were disproportionate to the aggregate statewide vote.”

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