Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Gerrymander: Who Represents Tooele?

Damn those (perceived) computer models (alleged)! From the KVNU For The People blog:

The Tooele Transcript Bulletin had to run a full article explaining the complicated way the city was cracked. If you live north of 600 North, your State Senator is Pete Knudson… from Brigham City. And you’re in the same Senate district as… Mendon & Wellsville in Cache Valley. Of course if you don’t live in Senator Knudson’s district, your Senator could live in Lehi, Garland or Nephi.

But the residents of Tooele have no one to blame for this but themselves. If they were more loyal to the Utah Republican Party, it wouldn’t have been necessary to split the town up into factions and attach those factions to distant, loyal GOP districts.

Let this be a lesson to everyone. Not voting Republican has consequences in Utah.

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