We live in what I understand to be an extremely competitive congressional district. Even the state university system applies quotas on the number of students who can be accepted from our county. As a hypothetical, as I understand it, my DS could fail to receive a nomination in our district while he could have easily received one if we lived several counties over. In principle, this strikes me as being contrary to the SA's goal of accepting the best and the brightest. Just wondering if my understanding is correct, and if so whether there are any options?