We at times, quite often actually, hear of how the Republican state legislatures will draw district to guarantee Republican majorities in the U.S. House.
In my state the districts look like drunk people drew them, they snake one way then another grabbing a few people here and a few there.
I live in a district in which Democrats don't have a chance in hell, but if you looked at the general population in any logical division* it may not give a Democrat majority but it would give us a fair chance.
For Alabama we have 7 Representatives, we are 25% black but only have 1 black Representative (14%), we are 50% women but have only 2 women Representatives (28%), in 2008 39% voted for Obama but we have only 1 Democratic Representative (14%).
I know this is a pipe dream because states will not give up this power but would you be willing to give up the guaranteed Democrat districts that do exist if ALL districts were drawn in a logical* method or if politics were in consideration the balance had to be close to 50/50?
To me this is the only way to ever get fair elections for the people. What do you all think?
*By logical division/method would be using established borders of cities, counties, rivers or roads.