Congressional Redistricting

Gerald Herbert talked efforts to change the process of redrawing congressional district lines each decade following the decennial… read more

Gerald Herbert talked efforts to change the process of redrawing congressional district lines each decade following the decennial census. Currently, most states grant the power to draw new lines to governors and state legislatures, who are often accused of “gerrymandering,” or drawing the new lines to meet partisan goals. Mr. Herbert discussed proposals to change this system, including proposed congressional legislation known as the Fairness and Independence in Redistricting (FAIR) Act, which would require states to establish an independent, bipartisan redistricting commission to redraw district lines in the next decade. Mr. Herbert responded to telephone calls and electronic correspondence. close

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