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GERRYMANDERING: A SOURCE OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH US POLITICS

October 29, 2016

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Even if Hillary Clinton wins the White House on November 8 and millions more votes are cast for Democrats than Republicans, it is highly unlikely that the GOP will lose control of the House of Representatives. The reason is gerrymandering, the practice of drawing congressional district boundaries for the sole purpose of keeping one party in power. Throughout US history, Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of using this highly undemocratic practice, which is at the root of many of the problems that plague American politics today.