Proportional Representation is the Solution for Gerrymandering

Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) will fail because it ignores the real cause of gerrymandering: fear.

Parties and politicians gerrymander districts because they are afraid of becoming powerless. That fear is a very valid one in our winner-take-all political system – in which one party represents each district.

Groups like rural whites and African Americans correctly understand they will get little or no political power without gerrymandering. Under the present system, no gerrymandering would no representation for many Americans.

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The House of Representatives Does not represent the American People

The House is neither larger enough, nor diverse enough, to adequately represent modern America, data from the Pew Research Center indicates. The same data indicates that the House fails in performing its constitutionally-mandated job of representing the American people.

Today’s strict constructionist U.S. Supreme Court is likely to rule that the House has to grow to represent America leading to a new political crisis. Strict constructionists believe today’s government must follow the intent of the Founding Fathers in its actions.

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