Thursday, November 04, 2010

About That Other California Prop (and George Soros)

No, this isn’t about that pot prop. This is about Proposition 20, which I’m glad to say passed. Yes, California actually did something right on Election Day, man.

Proposition 20 has a citizen’s commission do redistricting for congressional districts. (That is already the case for legislative districts.) Why is that important? California’s congressional delegation is one of the most gerrymandered in the nation. Politicians have *creatively* drawn districts to protect incumbents and elect Democrats.

Ever wonder why California sends so many Leftists and loons to Washington? Well, it is California, yes. But gerrymandering makes it worse. The districts are almost as absurd as the congressmen they elect. Taking redistricting out of the hands of politicians should make the districts slightly less silly.

An interesting cross-section of groups supported Prop 20, including some left-of-center groups such as Common Cause and the CA NAACP.

Prop 27 was also on the ballot. It would have returned redistricting to the politicians. It failed, I’m glad to report.

By the way, George Soros supported Prop 27. As if we need more proof he is evil incarnate. Yep, he is still busy trying to rig democracy.

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