What is Redistricting Gerrymandering? - Explained
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What is Redistricting Gerrymandering? - Explained

Redistricting is a process in which states modify the district boundary concerning population, so the future election can be fair. Because in the US House of Representatives, each senator comes from each district, for equal distribution of voters, there has to be an equal division of voters accordingly district. For example, due to unequal growth of population and internal migration factors, with time, some districts got the high volume of people while others had with less or same or scintilla increase. In this way, the disparity among district populations was an increase. A pertinent example is that in the 1960s, a large district of California had witnessed a 422 times more population increase than a small district in California. Thus, that candidate, who competed from the small state had a greater advantage over that candidate, who was standing from large. In the mid-1960s, the supreme court found it unconstitutional and introduced the process of redistricting wherein a state has to redefine the boundaries of the district with the changing population within some time frame. Unfortunately, the redistricting process is used as a political advantage known as Gerrymandering. It is a process wherein a state authority defined the boundary in a way that could benefit any political party. For many years, US politics has been filled with partisans wherein the people permanently affiliate themselves with a specific political party. The parties take the advantage of partisanship by redistricting the boundaries with respect to their supporters, so the election result can be hijacked. Both Democrats and Republicans have been accused by the people of partisan gerrymandering. However, recently, some acts are in account such as: For the People Act (FTPA) and Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA), which are being sought as the enders of the partisan gerrymandering and unfair election. For Exclusive Articles Visit Website: https://riserup.com/ Social Media: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RiserUpofficial/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiserUp #riserup