June 8, 2016 — Pepperdine Law professor Derek Muller‘s op-ed, “Awarding Presidential Delegates by Congressional District is Unfair,” has been published in the Sacramento Bee. The article considers the issue of California’s congressional districts, which were drawn for equal representation in Congress, not to determine presidential nominees.
From “Awarding Presidential Delegates by Congressional District is Unfair”:
This year’s presidential primaries have exposed problems in the nomination process, and they’re highlighted by California’s uneven method of awarding its delegates.
Most delegates in Tuesday’s primaries will be awarded to the candidates who win the most votes in each of California’s 53 congressional districts. While that system is designed to ensure that a candidate has widespread support and that delegates come from across the state, it produces bizarre results in districts dominated by one party or the other.
Read the complete article at sacbee.com