Couldn’t polarized politics be seriously mitigated simply by officially adding just two more words to our ballot instructions?
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.
Non-elected independent redistricting committee supported by majority in Maryland ahead of vote
Gerrymandering is why politicians have little to worry about as long as the lines remain
Professor Ester Fuchs of Columbia University speaks in latest video from our Kickstarter project
Talk of balancing political territory appears as Delaware gerrymandering debates hits controversy
Gerrymandering is preventing proper election results reflecting people’s choice and such redistricting is changing elections
Writer wonders about the power of his vote after redistricting take has made elections predictable
Partisan confrontation ahead as Democrats and Republicans prepare new redistricting battle
New Jersey’s new laws have changed the balance of power being impacted by local redistricting
After reading John Amaruso’s excellent article about the fixing democracy and the Constitution it occurred to me that my (very long) comment might make a good article.