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  •  Washington state has a pretty good system (2+ / 0-)
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    Deejay Lyn, IreGyre

    The majority leaders of the State Senate and House as well as the minority leaders of each body select a member of the bipartisan commission. So you get two Democrats and two Republicans. Those four people pick a fifth person to be chairperson and to lead them (but the chairperson doesn't get a vote). The final plan requires a majority of 3 of 4. If there's no plan within the deadline, the State Supreme Court redraws the boundaries.

    There are various other rules (county boundaries and city boundaries and neighborhood boundaries should be kept intact as much as possible).

    Overall, it doesn't favor one party or the other. It's pretty fair.

    But the angle said to them, "Do not be Alfred. A sailor has been born to you"

    by Dbug on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 11:24:00 PM PST

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