Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Re: Ohio Redistricting of Congressional Districts

Justin Higgins says one of the most important things that I have heard about the redistricting plan over at his blog:
Should geographic proximity force a coalition of fiscal and social conservatives, many of them holding a “rigid partisan ideology” to accept a moderate member of one of the two parties in the name of “accountability” for the sake of “competition”? Simply put, while the map may be ugly, the lack of swing districts in no way makes lawmakers less accountable. If anything, it shifts more of the fight to primaries, where voters can define their preference of lawmaker amongst choices that are all marginally acceptable to the voters.
Emphasis added.

Now, the next thing we have to tackle is keeping Kevin DeWine and his crew out of these races (and all races) and this idea might actually work.