Activist seeks to attain proportional representation in Senate by splitting California
Billionaire Proposes Splitting California Into Six States: Is America Ready For Six Californias? | Democracy, elections, and voting at Democracy Chronicles
Proportional representation (PR) characterizes electoral systems by which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body. If 30% of the electorate support a particular political party, then roughly 30% of seats will be won by that party. The essence of such systems is that all votes contribute to the result: not just a plurality, or a bare majority, of them. Proportional representation requires the use of multiple-member voting districts (also called super-districts); it is not possible using single-member districts alone.