What is the well-meaning reason behind gerrymandering?

We know how it's abused. But is there a well-meaning reason behind it?

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  • 3 years ago
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    I think the state legislators who do it really believe they're doing their state a favor, and the federal govt. too, by giving their own party an advantage. But there is no well-meaning reason behind it.

    Under Karl Rove the Republicans worked out a plan to get permanent control of the House of Representatives by spending money in state elections to take over state legislatures so they could redistrict the states to give the Republicans a long-term advantage. It was called Operation Redmap. Republicans think it's a brilliant idea, but if you're objective you have to see it as a subterfuge. Republicans have been convinced that any cheating they can do is justified because the 'Democrat Party' is just totally evil.

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  • 3 years ago

    There is no well meaning reasons.

    Gerrymandering is done to favor one party over another.

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  • 3 years ago

    It seems things have gone to extremes lately, but the basic idea is that everybody thinks he's right, the opponent wrong, and the world will be a better place if his side wins. It can't get any more simple than that!

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  • Clive
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    3 years ago

    Gerrymandering IS abuse. There is no possible good reason for it.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    to extinguish 1 person = 1 vote in the US.

    just like the e.c. and no, helping small states is only the ostensible excuse for it

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