Boards. When a policy making politician (Walker) serves a longtime they end up appointing all the members. This is all well and good so long as the public really is involved in electing that politician. If you bias the process by voter suppression (intimidation, id requirements, moving polling places, changing registration requirements, making registration expensive)) or vote gerrymandering it is an insidious corruption ... pure and simple.
SCOTUS is like a board and it's current makeup a little bit questionable. Let's hope they can change the vote manipulation process and determine a way to prevent all these forms of corruption. Validating "efficiency gap" would at least be a start.
January 2017 -
Judges have ordered new maps for Wisconsin ... before 2018 election ... unfortunately they told the legislature to do it ... more of the same again?????
Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap Nicholas O. Stephanopoulos† & Eric M. McGhee††
A thoughtful piece -
Join the fight to end gerrymandering!
Unfortunately ... this is really bad news for future of "blue states"
WP: U.S. Census director resigns amid turmoil over funding of 2020 count
The AP scrutinized the outcomes of all 435 U.S. House races and about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election last year using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage. It’s designed to detect cases in which one party may have won, widened or retained its grip on power through political gerrymandering.
The analysis found four times as many states with Republican-skewed state House or Assembly districts than Democratic ones. Among the two dozen most populated states that determine the vast majority of Congress, there were nearly three times as many with Republican-tilted U.S. House districts.
Traditional battlegrounds such as Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida and Virginia were among those with significant Republican advantages in their U.S. or state House races. All had districts drawn by Republicans after the last Census in 2010.
#Gerrymandering, Redistricting Beyond Reason - As Bad a #Voter Suppression - #WiVote #VoteId #EfficiencyGap
#Gerrymandering, Redistricting by 2018 "fairly?" - As Bad a #Voter Suppression - #WiVote #VoteId #EfficiencyGap