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Gerrymandering

For years, FairVote has highlighted how our nation's reliance upon winner-take-all elections and single member districts for Congressional elections without national standards has left our voting process open to the abuses of unfair partisan gerrymandering. Insiders for decades have known how powerful redistricting can be for elected officials to protect friends and undermine opponents. It's a blood sport that both parties have exploited, thereby minimizing the role of voters in the political process. By gerrymandering the districts, legislators and their political cronies have used redistricting to choose their voters, before voters have had the opportunity to choose them.

Gerrymandering Pages from the FairVote Archive:

Redistricting and Incumbent Protection in 2001-2002

Addressing Louisiana’s Post-Katrina Electoral Problems

Best Methods for Representing California

Congressman Tanner's Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act (H.R. 2642)

District Shapes and Interest Representation

First Annual Birthday 'Celebration' for the Father of Gerrymandering

Letting the Voters Decide

Mapping Our Future: A Public Interest Guide to Redistricting 2000

New York Redistricting Reform Bill A6287

Ohio Redistricting Reform Watch HJR 13

Redistricting Reform Watch

Redistricting Resources

Redistricting Roulette