Isn't gerrymandering actually unconstitutional?

The only reason it is done is to alter the outcome of an election. How is that even legal?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago
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    Gerrymandering is constitutional. Gerrymandering based on race is not. That's why the courts have recently struck down GOP redistricting plans in Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Alabama.

    One state might be an innocent accident. Two might be a bizarre coincidence. But four states... clearly the GOP is engaged in a coordinated and intentional plan to dilute minority voting power in an attempt to steal elections.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    There are efforts being done to deal with it.

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  • WRG
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    3 years ago

    Gerrymandering as long as it is based on voters and not on race (or any other protected class) is legal.

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  • 3 years ago

    I would agree it's -wrong-. It SHOULD be illegal. But it's hard to say something is unconstitutional when it's been done for 200 years or more. The Supreme Court has ruled that it's unconstitutional only if it's for the purpose of racial inequality. (Which it is!)

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  • 3 years ago

    It is constitutional, because the constitution gives the states power over how they conduct the elections going on in their states.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    The federal government requires it.... to provide more minorities with elected reps that are minorities.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    yes

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