Modern Rotten Boroughs

Forbes, Steve
October 2005
Forbes Asia;10/3/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p12
The article reflects on the initiative of California entrepreneur Bill Mundell to boost a citizens' effort to attack gerrymandering, one of the major corrupters of politics in the U.S. Due to high technology, politicians can establish district lines that effectively make elections uncompetitive. Mundell is pushing for passage the Voter Empowerment Act. The initiative would establish a nonpartisan panel of judges to draw competitive and compact district lines.


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