IS GERRYMANDERING HURTING OUR DEMOCRACY?
Both political parties engage in gerrymandering when they are in power. To improve the chance of their candidate’s reelection, they draw up better redistricting lines that leave more of their voters in the Congress member’s district. This may lead to some strange shapes of voting districts. Republican candidates get a better chance of getting reelected if their districts contain more suburbs, while Democratic candidates benefit by including more of a major city in their district.
- Does Gerrymandering Undermine Democracy? [The Aspen Institute]
- How gerrymandering undermines democracy [The Christian Science Monitor]
- Let Math Save Our Democracy [The New York Times]
- How GOP Gerrymanders Away Democracy [Consortium News]
- Does gerrymandering help or hurt democracy? [MSNBC]
- On Gerrymandering and Its Effects [University of the Pacific Political Science]
- Redistricting [FairVote.org]
- Who Gerrymanders More, Democrats or Republicans? [Mother Jones]
- Why Democrats Can’t Blame Gerrymandering [Bloomberg]
- The Future Of The Democratic Party Will Be Decided By The Supreme Court [ThinkProgress]