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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:07 PM

Partisan mapmaking takes power from the people

http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/robin-vos-is-wrong-about-redistricting-some-day-he-may-need-a-fair-process-bj8l7lb-189742301.html

It really is this simple:

Do Wisconsin voters want to choose their representatives?

Or do they want to allow their representative to choose them?

Without reform of the state's redistricting law - reform that would take the power to redraw political boundaries out of the hands of politicians - the latter will continue to be the law in Wisconsin.

That's wrong; the redistricting law must be changed for the good of the state's election system.

Creative redrawing of state legislative and congressional boundaries helps ensure incumbents remain in office and destroys competitive elections in most districts. Common Cause Wisconsin says that fewer than 10% of seats in the state Legislature now can be considered competitive.

This is one of the reasons partisanship runs amok ....

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WCGreen Feb 2013 #1

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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:08 PM

1. It has since they started to draw up the districts...

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