Modesto Bee Editorial Supports Proposition 11

A recent editorial in the Modesto Bee supports the passage of Proposition 11 and redistricting reform. The editorial goes so far as to call the current districts “a bipartisan scam.”

 The reason is that the districts in which the candidates compete have been designed to favor heavily one party or the other. It’s a bipartisan scam. Republicans conspired with the majority Democrats in 2001, when the current district lines were drawn by the Legislature, to create those safe districts — even though the deal condemned the GOP to minority status for at least a decade. Protecting their seats was more important to Republican incumbents — and Democrats — than governing well.

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