Gerrymandering has led to legislators being more worried about primary challenges from the extremes of their own party rather than appealing to a broad constituency. This in turn has led to increased polarization and dysfunction and more people tuning out because they don’t feel represented. We should do all we can to reverse redrawing voting districts on both sides.
Problems to be Solved
- Partisan gerrymandering has undercut the foundations of our representative democracy.
As President, I will…
- Promote the use of the efficiency gap to measure partisan gerrymandering when evaluating and drawing district maps.
- Promote the use of independent redistricting commissions (a nonpartisan, supermajority commission, similar to California’s).
- Appoint Supreme Court justices who support the use of sociological tools such as the efficiency gap to help end partisan gerrymandering.