Corruption of Gerrymandering: Some Novel Approaches to the Problems Inherent in Redistricting
Redistricting (Gerrymandering) articles on Democracy Chronicles
Redistricting, also known pejoratively as gerrymandering, refers to manipulation of the redrawing of districts to skew results towards a preferred party or candidate. With changes in population over time as cities grow and shrink, representative democracy requires adjusting border lines between electoral areas. For national elections, the U.S. Constitution outlines the need for a ten-year population count by census for national elections. The 50 states often have their own methods of redistricting. Also see our section on American democracy.
Free Thinker Michael Ossipoff is a DC Author Discusses Approval Voting and the Plurality Voting System That Makes People Afraid to Express What They Want
Election-Method Expert Discusses Election Methodology Theory, the Possibilities For Serious Reform in America, Vote Splitting and Honest Voting Strategies
Vermont Election Method-Expert Bristow-Johnson Discusses Reform and Reducing Money in Elections
INTERVIEW: Reformer Seeks Radical Changes Asking if a More Direct Form of Democracy be Built in Canada or the US?
Election Method Reformer, DC Author and Activist Richard Fobes Discusses State of Election Method Reform in the US
Politically Biased Plan Draws Outrage at Missouri Redistricting as Problems Mount Ahead of Vote
Texas District Lines Harming Latino Vote Raise question: Is Immigration From Mexico a Factor?
The Texas redistricting case election law will be followed closely, such as this article about the Supreme Court ruling on redistricting (or gerrymandering)
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