Friday, April 28, 2017

It's time to attack gerrymandering

On our editorial page, we talk about a crucial problem with our elections.

You might not be aware of it, but your voice - your vote - is being lessened, and it has nothing to do with you selecting the candidates you want to support.

Instead, it has everything to do with them selecting you, or at least selecting voters who likely will return them to office. It's called gerrymandering, and it is politics at its worst.

We have the poster boy for the gerrymandering issue right here in Delaware County, with the bizarre shape of the 7th District, which now not only covers the bulk of Delaware County, but now also zigs and zags its way through five suburban counties.

You can read our editorial here.

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