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Comment: Re:Eliminate districts (Score 5, Insightful) 102

by Patrick May (#38117218) Attached to: Open Source Tool Lets Anyone Redistrict New York
Perhaps you should spend some time looking into alternative voting systems before flaming on Slashdot. In an at large system with N representatives for M people, any candidate getting M/N votes will get a seat. That increases the chances of a minority view being heard. In a gerrymandered system, the incumbent parties can ensure that the minority view is spread out over every district, diluting it to insignificance.

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