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One Person, One Vote

The principle that all citizens, regardless of where they reside in a state, are entitled to equal legislative representation.

This principle was enunciated by the Supreme Court in reynolds v. sims, 377 U.S. 533, 84 S. Ct. 1362, 12 L. Ed. 2d 506 (1964). The Court ruled that a state's Apportionment plan for seats in both houses of a bicameral state legislature must allocate seats on a population basis so that the voting power of each voter be as equal as possible to that of any other voter.

Cross-references

Baker v. Carr.

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IT WAS heartening to hear Mark Drakeford's recent support of a one man, one vote method of electing the next Welsh Labour leader and deputy leader.
Associate Professor Lawrence Loh, Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School, said, There are merits for the one man, one vote system although outcomes in the Brexit referendum and the US presidential election may indicate a need for a fundamental rethink.
The lesson seems to be that Tunisia was just lucky: Its Islamists were the good guys, the exception to the rule that Islamists are theocrats whose commitment to democracy extends only so far as one man, one vote, one time.
Celeste takes a summer off from her academic life to work on the One Man, One Vote campaign in small-town Mississippi.
In the US one man, one vote and majority rule are sacrosanct - but while the US President is directly elected, many in his Cabinet are appointed with no regard to voters.
If such an attitude is to take hold, it simply means that elections were carried out along one man, one vote, but only for one time.
One Man, One Vote, One Time came from his lips, a man whose wise counsel served every American president since Ronald Reagan struggling to unmesh the Middle East conundrum.
With the Islamist parties, because they are revolutionary, that is-they seek to change the societies as they have been governed-the fear is that you will get one man, one vote, one time," Schake said.
But the major criteria in the cooperatives is democracy, one man, one vote, transparency, good governance and protection of the environment.
And he added: "It does seem to me an oddity in a nation that prides itself on one man, one vote, we have one man who can't vote with a large collection of newspapers and a large share of the electronic media outlet.
And because promises can be broken by those in power, Egypt needs a constitutional system of checks and balances to withstand any attempt to impose one man, one vote, once.
Celeste meets Ed, a black graduate student also working in the One Man, One Vote campaign, and they are strongly attracted to one another.

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