Anti-gerrymandering group targets Massachusetts
JOHN PUDNER HAS practically unimpeachable conservative credentials as the political consultant who recruited David Brat to run for Congress in Virginia five years ago, but he says he has left his partisan ambitions behind to work on giving the whole voting public a greater say in the electoral system, and his next target is Massachusetts.
In Massachusetts, Take Back Our Republic first wants to register people to vote and hear what they think about gerrymandering, the controversial political maneuver that owes its name to former Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry who served from 1810-1812 and approved congressional districts so serpentine in shape that they were likened to a salamander.
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