Redistricting in Modern Times

One Man; One Vote
Districts drawn for competent effective representative government were needs be compact in times when messages and messengers traveled at the same speed. Nowadays, since the demise of newspapers, some may argue that districts should be formed on the basis of shared views. Facebook friendship districts, if you will. Given the history of and possibilities for even greater skewing of electronic media, I argue that compact districts where word of mouth communication is a realistic alternative or complement to mass media will be essential for America to progress.

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