An important political revolution is quietly unfolding in California. Citizens passed a voting reform measure on gerrymandering that promises to profoundly alter the election landscape — for the better.
Proposition 20 changes the way legislative and congressional districts are drawn, removing the function from the grasp of politicians whose gerrymandering creates safe districts for the one party in power.
The new law, backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, relies instead on an independent citizens commission).
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