Matthew Yglesias: Proportional Representation Can Ease Redistricting Woes

On 1 June 2011, in Front Page, News, by jlundell

Matthew Yglesias has a nice PR post on his Think Progress blog. It’s basic stuff, but the basic stuff bears repeating. Washington, D.C. is currently mired in some controversy over the need for post-census redrawing of our Ward boundaries. I’ve also been reading some analysis of the new congressional district plan out of Democratic-controlled Illinois, […]

Approximating Democracy: A Proposal for Proportional Representation in the California Legislature

On 7 October 2010, in Front Page, News, PR Resources, by jlundell

Allan Ides, of the Loyola Law School Los Angeles, has a new paper making a case for a unicameral California legislature elected using mixed-member proportional representation. We’ll have more to say about the proposal later, but for now, here’s a summary and a link to a downloadable copy of the paper. The State of California […]

PR in the real world: Australia

On 25 August 2010, in Elections, Front Page, News, by jlundell

Want to understand the essence of proportional representation in a minute or two? Look no farther than the results of the Australian Federal elections held on Saturday 21 August. Like the US, Australia has a two-house legislature, with a Senate with 12 seats per state (and four territorial seats), half of which is elected at […]