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    the way the country has been gerrymandered after the 2010 census, proportional representation in 2012 would have given Mitt Romney the White House, I think.

    •  But, that is not proportional representation (0+ / 0-)

      Proportional representation does not involve winner-take-all districts. It would mean dividing a state's congressional delegation to reflect the popular vote in that state....meaning that Democrats would (probably -- I haven't seen a state-by-state breakdown) have won the Congress and the White House.

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      by FischFry on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:25:32 AM PST

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      •  So in the system you (0+ / 0-)

        describe, are all the representatives, statewide representatives?  Does that make the House more like the Senate?

        •  It's a good question.... (0+ / 0-)

          I don't know enough about how parliamentary systems do it. The UK parliament, I gather does have district elections -- and some gerrymandering...whereas other countries I think are more clearly proportional. I would prefer the latter, but there could still be a district system, where parties allot their seats to members, who would function as representatives of a district. I"m not sure how that would or should work. You ask a good question.

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          by FischFry on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:12:44 AM PST

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