Roger L. Simon

Voting the Terminator Ticket

I agree with Pajamas Media West Coast Editor Jill Stewart whose oped in the NYT yesterday explained why California voters should back Arnold-supported Proposition 77 today. In a nutshell:

Honest observers on the left and right have long complained that California’s voting district map is a masterwork of cynicism that assures victories for incumbents as well as party hacks seeking open seats. The fix is so complete that in 2004 not one of the 173 state legislative and Congressional seats being contested in California changed party hands. Robert Stern, president of the liberal-leaning Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles, told me that California’s elections are “less democratic than the Soviet Politburo.”