Thursday, November 03, 2005

Redistricting Reform Progress

Redistricting reform is possibly the key centrist issue. If we had congressional districts that produced a real contest between the parties, candidates would have incentive to move toward the center for general elections--in today's primarily foregone conclusions, the incentive is for candidates to be more extreme in order to win the primaries.

Here is an excellent summary of HR 2642, the redistricting reform bill John Tanner introduced in the House this year, with a side by side comparison with a similar bill from 1989. Charging RINO has more on this.

Moderates of both parties need to speak up, or only the voices of the extremists will be heard. Contact your Representative here and support redistricting reform.

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