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- Posted: April 20, 2011
- Author(s): Matt Morris, Rob Richie, Presidential Tracker
- Categories: Presidential Tracker, National Popular Vote, Home
Wonder why you never get to see the President? One reason may be that you don't live in a swing state. We know that presidential candidates concentrate their general election time and resources in the few states that can make or break their election. But it turns out that it's not so different once they get elected; a disproportionate amount of time is spent in those same states. One solution to this problem would be the National Popular Vote plan for president.
The Virginia State legislature also must re-draw their district lines to reflect census data. See how many more voters would have competitive choice and fair representation with multi-member districts and proportional voting.
After every census, states across the country must re-draw their congressional district lines to reflect the data. This often leads to gerrymandering, but a better alternative is to use multi-member districts with proportional voting. See an example.