Congressional Redistricting in Iowa: Choosing Meritocracy Over Independence and Bipartisanship

Photo: Elkanah Tisdale, 1812 in the Boston Gazette Not many would argue with the premise that our electoral system has become increasingly politicized in the past decades. It is now almost an old trope to say that our legislatures have become mired in partisan vitriol, stymieing most, if not all, attempts at cooperation and good governance, and deteriorating the quality of legislative, and even civil, discourse in recent years. Really, the entire world has noticed. While many factors could be named, one that has been proven a cause is political gerrymandering. Lacking any substantial legal limits, nor any indication of...

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