Why Conservatives Need to Vote for Meg Whitman for Governor of California

Via Jeff Mericle;

If a repeat of Jerry Brown as Governor isn’t enough to convince you to cast your
vote for Meg Whitman for Governor of California then consider this reason:
Reapportionment.

You might think like I did that reapportionment is now handled by an independent
commission, and you are partially correct.  The independent commission was
formed as the result of proposition 11 in 2008 and is responsible for state
Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization districts based on the 2010 census.
Did you catch the glaring omission?  U.S. Congressional districts are not the
responsibility of the commission, but remain the responsibility of the
California State Legislature which is currently under Democratic control. You can
rest assured that the Democrats will draw lines that increase the number of
Democratic seats in the House of Representatives while reducing the numbers held
by Republicans.  Electing Meg Whitman as Governor of California will provide the
only backstop to unfair reapportionment via the power of her veto pen.

If you are a California conservative who is thinking about sending a message by
staying home on November 2nd, you had better reconsider.  Consider this
scenario.  Suppose that the Republicans regain the House this November, but by a
slimmer margin than expected.  Now suppose that Jerry Brown wins and therefore
becomes a blank check by signing off on the redistricting bill that comes out of the
Democratically controlled state legislature.  Being that California sends a very
large number of representatives to the U.S. Congress, the numbers could swing
enough to tip the balance back in favor of the Democrats.  This could have
serious, long-lasting impact that may not be resolved easily for at least a
decade, if ever.
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No kidding, Moonbeam back with the current crop of Democrats in the California legislature? Kiss California goodbye…

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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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