The Chico Enterprise Record recently released an editorial in favor of Proposition 11. The piece talks specifically about how the current redistricting has affected the districts in their area of the state: Butte County.
Legislative districts should be drawn so they make geographic sense.
Instead, we have crooked districts that are drawn to give one party or the other a safe seat. The two Assembly districts that split Butte County, for example, are reliably Republican. That means the Republican primary is more of a contest than the general election.
The winner of the primary has a cakewalk in November. And because only Republicans vote in the primary, that means it’s a contest to see who is the most conservative.
In the end, Sacramento is filled with the most liberal Democrats and the most conservative Republicans, ideologues all. Moderates need not apply.