November 5th, 2008

Inspiration

Interesting Experiment in California

California has decided that they want a legislature that represents the state, rather than the current legislature, and duly voted in Proposition 11 (PDF, Prop 11 starts on page 58, if the page link above doesn't work). The short version is here.

While I recognize that the professional politicians will challenge it immediately (I'm sure they can make an argument that because their arguments against it in the ballot pamphlet were incoherent that the people were not properly informed before voting), I'm sure, as well, that the resulting map will be challenged on the grounds that the "historic representation of name-of-district-here" has changed, and I think I'm going to enjoy noting who makes that challenge.