Monday, November 08, 2010

How to Redraw Legislative Districts Fairly

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A "commission" will evolve to just as bad as the legislature itself.

The only fair system I can conceive of is using the census data, and a group of students and faculty, from a different UC campus computer science department each election, to design a program that defines the lines of the districts, one year in advance of the election. The program is run 3 different ways, faculty final design, student final design, and compromise, including design elements of both. Faculty and students work together to get to a near final design.

The legislature then has 30 days to take one of the three, or it defaults to a coin toss.

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