Nonpartisan Redistricting Will Not Save You

The issue of gerrymandering has returned to the forefront with the recent government shutdown and near federal debt default, and many are arguing that gerrymandering has created the current era of extremist members of Congress who have nothing to fear from general election opponents. They are pushed to the fringe of their party because the only way to lose their seat is to lose in a primary election. The popular panacea to this problem is to take redistricting out of the hands of partisans and charge nonpartisan technocrats with the task of designing congressional districts.

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