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Justices Weigh Partisan Gerrymandering, Legislators Seek Solutions

Tim JohnsonAs the battles over partisan gerrymandering and re-redistricting move to the Supreme Court, experts suggest that the court is unlikely to dramatically change the status quo. As a result, efforts to reform the system through the political process may become critical to ending the partisan self-interest that has corrupted our line-drawing process.

In light of this, FairVote applauds Senator Tim Johnson's recent decision to introduce a Senate-side companion bill to Rep. John Tanner's Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act. FairVote took the NGO lead in suggesting a national approach to the problem for congressional districts and in helping to draft and support the Tanner bill. Stay tuned for more reports and analysis.

[Article about Senator Tim Johnson's Bill]
[John Anderson and Rob Richie Op. Ed. on Gerrymandering]
[FairVote's Redistricting Reform Watch]
[Fairness and Indepedence in Redistricting Act]
["Celebration" for the Father of Gerrymandering]
[FairVote's Reforms to Enhance Redistricting Reform]
[FaiVote's Redistricting Resources]