Where Unfair Voting Practices Begin

December 03, 2016

The New York Times
by The Editorial Board

Partisan gerrymandering — the drawing of federal or state legislative districts to benefit Republicans or Democrats — is among the most corrosive practices in modern American democracy. It lets incumbents keep themselves and their party in power even without majority support, it deprives voters of representatives who reflect their wishes and it contributes to the hyperpartisan gridlock in the nation’s politics.