Gerrymandering: Let’s gamble, and I’ll make up all the rules

September 22, 2017

News Leader
By Stephen Nash & Mary Peyton Baskin

My rules: let’s deal. Seven cards for me, three for you, and jokers are wild. But only for me. That’s how our General Assembly works now. State legislators get to draw their own district boundaries. And they are manipulated so that incumbents have nearly unbeatable odds in favor of their own re-election.