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The Ol’ Days: When Voters Chose Legislators, and Not the Other Way Around


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. John De Herrera

    We can go back, we just need a tipping-point calling for a federal convention of the states in order to formally propose an amendment which bans gerrymandering.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Although it is possible, imagine the political opposition!

  2. stuartbramhall

    I understand there’s a lawsuit, isn’t there, challenging the blatant gerrymandering in Republican controlled states?

    • JoAnn Chateau

      There are several I know of: Wisconsin, Maryland and South Carolina. Here in Florida, the state was redistricted in time for the 2016 Election. Republicans still have more districts, but the Democrats gained 3.

  3. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Thanks for sharing. This is redistricting up close. Neighbors are divided politically when, in fact, they share common interests of the community in which they live.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      It’s a little crazy. In addition, redistricting usually involves long, expensive, contentious court battles.

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