Gerrymandering Limits Free and Fair Elections

Gerrymandering Limits Free and Fair Elections

Do you call  this democracy?

When asked if he thought the House of Representatives might be in play in 2018, Rep. Steve Stivers, chairman of the NRCC, said he doesn't see a Democratic wave on the horizon. The chairman said that redistricting in states (gerrymandering) has limited the number of competitive races around the country.

When it comes to gerrymandering, most partisan politicians try to make it seem like it isn't much of a problem. They try to act like our electoral system isn't broken, and they haven't rigged the district lines to the point that only a handful of races are decided by voters.

But Rep. Steve Stivers isn't trying to hide it. According to the publication The Hill, he is bragging that gerrymandering has had such an impact in our country that there is no chance the House can be competitive.

This is further proof, according to The Hill, that voters will never be able to rely on partisan politicians to change the system. Democrats will have to go state-by-state to end gerrymandering once and for all.

Beau Weisman, Editor