Boiling down Tuesday’s Daily Journal to a single sentence: Too many gerrymandering critics seem to believe that a fairer election redistricting process will produce results that align more closely with proportional representation.

They ignore the fact that a system employing geographic districts can produce results that vary widely from proportional representation. So getting rid of gerrymandering won’t necessarily produce the results these critics hope to see.

A Twitter feud invoking my column included the suggestion that I oppose redistricting reform. Actually, I’ve been a vocal proponent for years. When I pointed out this fact …

… a young man responded.

To which I reply: You’re proving my point. If your goal is results that reflect statewide vote totals more closely (“When Democrats win a majority of the vote …”), don’t expect redistricting reform to solve the problem you perceive.