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U.S.A. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ANTI-DEMOCRACY MATH, NOV. 2002

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    U.S.A. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ANTI-DEMOCRACY MATH NOV. 2002 ELECTION 435 SINGLE MEMBER GERRYMANDER SEATS DEM- DEMOCRAT, REP- REPUBLICAN, IND- INDEPENDENT PV
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      U.S.A. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ANTI-DEMOCRACY MATH
      NOV. 2002 ELECTION
      435 SINGLE MEMBER GERRYMANDER SEATS

      DEM- DEMOCRAT, REP- REPUBLICAN, IND- INDEPENDENT

      PV PERCENT OF VOTES, PS PERCENT OF SEATS

      VOTES PV SEATS PS PS-PV

      50357598 68.59 429 100.00 31.41 429 WIN (203 DEM, 225 REP, 1 IND)
      20589186 28.05* 218 50.82 22.77 218 LOW WIN (123 DEM, 115 REP)
      26787512 36.49* 218 50.82 14.33 218 LOW REP WIN
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      33786331 46.02 203 47.32 1.30 388 DEM
      37375482 50.91 225 52.45 1.54 395 REP
      2251928 3.07 1 0.23 -2.83 322 DISTS- OTHER

      73413741 100.00 429 100.00 0.00 429 TOTAL DISTS WITH VOTES

      * ANTI-DEMOCRACY INDIRECT MINORITY RULE PERCENTAGES --

      THE *REAL* MINORITY RULE IS MUCH, MUCH WORSE DUE TO PLURALITY NOMINATIONS OF
      THE LATER WINNERS IN THE GERRYMANDER DISTRICTS (ABOUT 40 STATES, TOP 2
      PRIMARY RUNOFFS IN ABOUT 10 STATES).

      ESTIMATE - ABOUT 8 TO 12 PERCENT *REAL* MINORITY RULE IN PRIMARIES TO
      NOMINATE 218 LATER WINNERS.

      NONVOTES NOT AVAILABLE IN MANY STATES -- I.E. MINORITY RULE PERCENTAGES ARE
      WORSE.

      2 DEM AND 4 REP ELECTED IN FLORIDA WITHOUT VOTES - SEE 14TH AMDT, SEC. 2


      435 TOTAL - 205 DEM, 229 REP, 1 IND

      354 OF THE 429 DISTRICTS WITH REPORTED VOTES HAD BOTH A DEM AND A REP
      CANDIDATE.

      1998-2000-2002 ANTI-DEMOCRACY MATH OF THE U.S.A. SENATE IS BEING WORKED ON.

      DATA- CENTER FOR VOTING AND DEMOCRACY VIA STATE ELECTION WEBSITES

      http://www.fairvote.org/

      http://www.nased.org/statelinks.htm

      DEMOCRACY REMEDY- PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION - NO PRIMARIES NEEDED

      DEMOCRACY NOW - BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

      For more info on proportional representation see--

      http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/polit/damy/prlib.htm

      A source of information on proportional representation elections -- including
      beginning readings, in-depth articles by scholars and activists, an extensive
      bibliography, and a guide to related Web sites.
      ---
      Book-

      Behind the Ballot Box
      A Citizen's Guide to Voting Systems
      By Douglas J. Amy
      Praeger Paperback. Westport, Conn. 2000. 248 pages
      LC 00-029841. ISBN 0-275-96586-4. B6586 $19.95

      A cloth bound edition is available: 0-275-96585-6, $65.00

      ** Table of Contents **

      -- Preface
      -- Introduction
      -- What Are Voting Systems and Why Are They Important?
      -- Criteria for Evaluating Voting Systems
      -- Plurality-Majority Voting Systems
      -- Proportional Representation Voting Systems
      -- Semi-Proportional Voting Systems
      -- Voting Systems for Single-Office Elections
      -- Making Your Final Choice
      -- Appendixes
      -- Selected Bibliography
      -- Index

      ** Author **
      DOUGLAS J. AMY is Professor of Politics at Mount Holyoke College [in MA]

      Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, Westport CT 06881, (203)
      226-3571
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