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Originally posted by mike_trivisonno
Majority vote is not the answer. Agnostic boundaries for the chairs is. It sounds like your chairs are the victims of gerrymandering. Politicians will redraw the boundaries to make their re-election nearly guaranteed. Eventually the localities represented by the chair are homogenous and predictable and thus, easily bought and sold.
Seats in our senate and house are gerrymandered to the hilt. But from the looks of the primaries going in right now, even this tactic is failing and long-time incumbents are losing their seats.
Gerrymandering should be a high crime when engaged in by federal servants.
[edit on 18-5-2010 by mike_trivisonno]