I appreciate the additional ideas in Terry Goldman’s reply (May 27) to my column (May 25) about voting systems that would better meet the goals of a democracy. Mr. Goldman supplies details and gives good reasons to support his own proposal for averting today’s harmful effects of gerrymandering.
In writing my column, perhaps I did not think of his approach that involves forming an “independent, non-partisan districting commission,” a task that may have unwittingly discouraged me. Be that as it may, Mr. Goldman’s reply offers fresh ideas to think through.
In the end, newspaper opinion has no higher purpose than to stir ideas to judge, which may lead to a still better idea to improve on the voting systems in our democracy.