Gerrymandering: America’s Best Kept Secret

October 4, 2010

Gerrymandering is America’s best kept secret. It has effectively disenfranchised the majority of voters – and they don’t even know it. But they do know our country’s infrastructure is crumbling, our economy has cratered, and our government is broken. It turns out our ability to address those problems is directly affected by the arcane rules of redistricting which determine who gets elected and who gets represented. Gerrymandering provides our politicians a perfectly legal way to control the outcome of elections for decades at a time. It is more menacing than voter suppression or tampering and more systemic than touch screens versus punch cards or optical scan ballots. [Freedom Politics]

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