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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:53 PM

18. I used to think they were a great idea

but now I realize they would do nothing to solve our problems; in fact, they are a recipe for gridlock and possibly a boon for lobbyists.

Instead we need proportional representation. Our current method of electing members of congress is profoundly un-democratic. If you live in a 'safe' district, your vote effectively does not count unless you vote for the winner. Just look at what just happened in the house. Even though more people voted for democrats, repukes hold on to a majority because of gerrymandering.

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