Thankfully, we’re beginning to see real reform emerge on this issue. With the landmark case Gill v. Whitford, as well as partisan congressional maps struck down in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, we’re seeing movement towards redistricting laws that are fair and equitable. Nearly three-quarters of Americans across the political spectrum favor the Supreme Court setting limits on partisan gerrymandering.
Entrenched political operatives on both sides of the aisle use partisan gerrymandering to build political power and pick their voters. It is institutionalized corruption. It’s what happens when an antiquated democratic system is manipulated by the political establishment to undermine the will of the people. It is time for us to fix that system. To overhaul redistricting, election, ethics and campaign finance laws so that the people’s interests — not special interests and party politics — is the most powerful interest in government.
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