Report: When Drawing District Lines, Single-Party Control Produces ‘Extreme Maps’ – Texas Public Radio

A new report has taken a closer look at how states draw their congressional lines and the ways that they manipulate these said lines. Is this something that can be used for the future in the aid of ensuring the happiness and satisfaction of the lives of Americans, or is this something else to dishearten the American Freedom.

Key Takeaways:

  • After the 10-year census, states redraw congressional district maps.
  • District maps are redrawn in order to rebalance for equal representation.
  • Politicians can use this time to draw new district lines that are more favorable for their own agendas.

“Congressional maps were last redrawn en masse after the 2010 Census, and accusations of gerrymandering in states nationwide soon followed.”