The latest on battle for electoral reform

NY Times reports on the divide among Democrats. I continue to believe that the short-term strategy should be a stand-alone bill focused solely on combatting partisan gerrymandering, to test the possibility of getting 60 votes in the Senate. If there aren’t 60 votes to curtail gerrymandering, as there should be, then there should be pressure for conversion to a “talking filibuster” that would force 41 Senators to defend the practice of partisan manipulation of district lines solely to defeat the will of the electorate. After that first fight over redistricting, which needs to occur now before the midterm’s maps are drawn, the debate then can move to the serious threat of election subversion through state laws that empower partisans to negate the counting of ballots according to what the voters want.

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