Democrats Must Become America’s Anti-Gerrymandering Party-
"The opposition party should embrace a sweeping reform agenda that embraces the promise of voting rights, competitive elections and genuinely representative democracy.
Combining support for the assault on gerrymandering that Beyer has proposed with support for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling (as proposed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and others in the Senate and House) and with support for a constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to vote and to have that vote counted (as Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison have proposed) would go a long way toward branding the Democrats as the party of reform that America needs.
By becoming the party of democratic renewal — promoting bold and meaningful changes that empower voters to end the malaise in Washington and state capitals nationwide — Democrats can make themselves the party of the future.....
We have Constitutional Amendments guranteeing the right to vote.
Here’s FairVote’s assessment of how the Beyer plan would work:
From the article: "Smaller states with five or fewer members will elect all representatives from one statewide, at-large district. States with more than six members will draw multiwinner districts of three to five representatives each. Congress will remain the same size, but districts will be larger.
The districts themselves will be drawn by state-created, independent commissions made up of ordinary citizens. These larger districts would be nearly impossible to gerrymander for political advantage — and would force politicians to seek out voters with different perspectives and remain accountable to them."
Technically, the elections for House members are at-large now-in all states. The Supreme Court determined this some time ago as being Constitutional. The state legislatures established districts, but you do not have to live in the district you represent.
Would the people accept all the representatives coming from the most populous region of a state? No. Of course most states have more than five representatives now.
Who determines who is on the "independent" commissions? Partisan politicians at the state or local levels.
"Ordinary citizens" Who are they?
Personally I would prefer some computer generated districts, utilizing non-partisan data and based on size and compatability or voters. Add in certain other economic factors, etc.
Regardless, it is not going to happen in my life time, Bill Moyers' or anybody else'sposting on this board.