How to Stop Gerrymandering

Voters at the Oklahoma Election Board during early voting in Oklahoma City, Okla., October 29, 2020. (Nick Oxford/Reuters)
If our political system is to be made sound again, we need to rethink this practice.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R epublicans in a number of states are engaged in artful redrawing of congressional-district boundaries for their own benefit. This has provoked cries of outrage from Democrats, who, as a matter of deep principle, would prefer that the boundaries be drawn to favor their candidates instead. Indeed, that is exactly what Democrats have done wherever they have had the power to do so. In my home state of Colorado, power is somewhat balanced. This has forced the two parties to split the spoils of election rigging, creating several safe districts for each. As a result, we have been able to gift …

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