Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gerrymandered Voting Districts Are a Distortion of Democracy

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Gerrymandered Voting Districts Are a Distortion of Democracy

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Last week, a struggle played out in the state Capitol between the people fighting for the right to have their vote count and those in elected office who wish to skew voting districts to remain in power.

Gerrymandering voting districts in Pennsylvania has been the favored tactic of the party in power to ensure its candidates are elected and stay elected. This distortion of our democracy has led to polarized and gridlocked representatives. There is little incentive to reach out and form compromise solutions when the majority of your voting district is made up of single-minded constituents, and those of other party affiliations and other points of view are marginalized. Consequently, citizens not aligned with the representative lose their right for equal representation and to have their votes count. …

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