Letter: Redistricting effects now clear
To the Editor:
Now that local elections results are in, we can see the full effects of what was being sold as “fair” redistricting. It turns out to have been an exercise in gerrymandering. We already knew that as a result of the reduction of voting districts, guaranteed minority party representation would be reduced from seven to four seats. This election shows that the majority party received 59.4% of the Town Council votes, but will occupy 81% of the Council seats and the minority party, with 40.6% of the votes will have only 19% of the Council seats. Now we know why the majority party ignored proposals to retain the seven districts.
We know what happens when a single party is this focused on ensuring its hold on Town Hall. Bridgeport happens!