What might PR districts look like in Georgia?
Existing U.S. House districts, numbered 1 through 11, have been replaced
by three larger
"super districts": A, B, and C. Notice the one-winner
districts gerrymandered into puzzle-shapes by politicians creating "safe
seats". The gerrymanders are ineffective when the
puzzle shapes are combined with their neighbors into one district.
The super districts lead to more competitive elections and more choices
for all voters.
This map is an example of how full representation voting systems -- such as
choice voting, one-vote voting and cumulative voting ñ can be vehicles
for providing fair representation for black voters. The voting-age-populations
black share of these populations are shown above.
The percentage of votes necessary to win is based on use of a full
representation voting system.
Note how a state with currently one black-majority district and one black House
member might easily have three black members with this plan.
In 1967,Congress passed a law requiring states to use one-seat U.S. House
districts. This year, Congressman Mel Watt has introduced a bill called
the States' Choice of Voting Systems Act (HR 1173) which would lift this
super-district plans could be used for local and state redistricting plans