Gerrymandering and PR

Tue Mar 19 18:06:36 PST 2002

Adam wrote in part-

These are valid concerns, which, along with practical voting and counting 
concerns, argue against very large districts.  On the other hand, if you have 
small districts you don't get real proportionality.  In my opinion, you have 
have at least 5 or 6 seats in a district to get acceptably proportional 
 The more fractionalized the electorate is, the more seats per district you 
D- The situation for the last 7,000 plus years --

More or Less government control of lives, liberties and property.

See The Outline of History by H.G. Wells.

Look for the gerrymander info in TOH about the ex-Roman Republic before it 
degenerated into the Roman Empire/ Tyranny.

I suggest 5 members per district in a proxy p.r. system is sufficent to 
represent larger factions (i.e. without having too many one issue special 
interest factions).

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