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Pennsylvania's Supreme Court Explains Why It Struck Down Congressional Map Favoring GOP
February 8, 2018
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Why should artificial county/municipal/ward boundaries matter in the drawing of federal districts? The only relevant factors should be population of each census district and the compactness of the resulting congressional districts. Let software do this using an algorithm that is published and therefore anyone can inspect the program and run it to validate the results. We can do this today. We should.
Every State should have a grid laid over a map and starting at the upper left corner go across and down until every district has as close as possible the same number of people.
A simple computer program could do the work in no time.
Kudos to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for their ruling to enforce fairness in elections. Let's spread that across the country - get rid of gerrymandering.
I am NOT a Democrat, and I think gerrymandering is just plain wrong. If you can't win fair and square, you don't deserve to win at all
The GOP can't win a fair fight so they have to rig the maps, voter rolls, and elections.
Because it's unconstitutional. Period.
NRA, child murderers
Throw the people out and let computers draw starting at the NE tip of the state going west and south. x amount of people in each district.
My district was gerrymandered to favor the GOP, it's the only way for them to hold the seat in Congress. The GOP can only win in a vacuum.
I think the practice of drawing voting districts should be abolished in favor of using county lines for district lines. The method we use now is not only asinine, but subject to abuse by both parties.
Muricans not welcome here
The Congressional District I live in splits the county, and even the zip code, right down the middle. And I live in a city of only 100,000. Either of two Congressmen might be mine. I can only find out which by typing my street address into their website.
The GOP wins by cheating - just like Trump does.
Talk about a no-doubter of a case! It shows how completely anti-American and anti-democracy Republicans are that they could say and do these things in support of undermining the right to vote.