Another Attack on Election Reform: Congressional Redistricting Commissions

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Allowing state legislatures to draw district lines is thought to produce two evils: incumbent protection and gerrymandering (enabling the party in control to draw districts in a way likely to produce more seats for that party than would result based on its overall strength in the state). One way to combat these evils is to create a non-partisan commission, independent of the legislature.