Reducing the incentive to gerrymander

One way to fight gerrymandering is to counteract the incentives. Any state legislature should want to gerrymander the state’s districts for either or both parties because, with non competitive districts, the state will keep re-electing the same people and as a result the state will gain influence in Congress. That’s obvious, right? The individual legislators […]

The problem with Gerrymandering

Per article 1, section 2 of the constitution, the number of Congressional Representatives in each state is determined by the census every 10 years, and the borders of those Congressional districts are determined by the states (1). From the start, state politicians used their control of district boundaries to favor themselves. The term “gerrymandering” comes […]