Representation

I found Andrew Reding's analysis of the single-transferable-vote system quite interesting but I was disturbed by the philosophy behind it ("Making Every Vote Really Count," Commentary, July 17). While on the one hand Reding asserts that "There is no presumption that members of a given ethnic group will always want to vote on the basis of their ethnicity," he concludes that the objective is "(to achieve) a Congress and state legislatures that look like America. . . ."

I for one would prefer legislators who think like America. What they look like seems to me to be irrelevant.

DAVID C. BLOXHAM

Huntington Beach

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