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Redistricting Returns to Georgia

What Will This Round of  Redistricting Mean for Georgia Voters?

 “Districts are drawn for the parties. And that’s both parties,” he said after the meeting. “We’re not talking either/or. Certainly the party in charge gets more benefit and has more districts drawn to their favor but both parties are guilty of creating districts that are for party, not people.”

Have you been following this process?  Did you even know it was coming up?

To the extent that redistricting creates ‘SAFE” districts for both parties, how does that affect the quality of YOUR representation?  How strong are electoral incentives for holding elected officials accountable when they are frequently assured victory?

Are there better ways to address the need for adjusting state district lines out there?

 

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This entry was posted on June 13, 2011 by in Redistricting, Voting and tagged , .
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