Legislative Districts’ Fiasco
Why is it so hard for state legislatures to draw fair legislative districts?
The simple answer is politics. Gerrymandered districts are contributing to many of our state and federal problems. Because it isn’t just whether a district will remain in the Democrat or Republican column but also the protection of incumbents and the mistaken belief that there should be Black and Hispanic majority districts.
The recent Supreme Court Alabama case was, in my estimation, probably the right call. The court threw out the map. It boiled down to whether there should…