San Jose Mercury News Endorses Full Representation to Solve Gerrymandering Problem

San JoseAfter convening a panel of redistricting reform experts, the San Jose Mercury News editorial board concluded that if improving elections and the quality of representation is the goal, California needs multimember districts with proportional voting. The paper recognized that an independent redistricting panel would protect minority rights, make districts compact, and not split cities or communities, but ultimately found that it would not go far enough. The Mercury News also endorsed instant runoff voting, citing its recent successful use in San Francisco.

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