Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gerrymandering - Geological Deceit? - 6

Oral Argument in Gill v Whitford
I began this series almost nine years ago (Gerrymandering - Geological Deceit?).

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on the issue this past Tuesday in the case Gill v. Whitford.

This case will have the impact of Citizens United v. FEC or worse.

If state legislatures are allowed to draw gerrymandered voting districts to favor their political party and ideals, democracy in the U.S. at both the state and federal level will suffer a catastrophe (Gerrymandering - Geological Deceit?, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Why not simply make one or more counties the voting districts, and allow she or he who wins the most counties to become elected?

I say that because counties already hold elections and have the apparatus to do so, in both federal and state elections.

It will save the expense we now have in managing votes in far flung and outlandishly shaped gerrymandered voting districts.

Meanwhile the counties already exist and have the money to conduct elections.

Anyway, the Supreme Court's decision will likely be made before the end of June 2018.

The previous post in this series is here.

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