Gerrymander

Fun fact, from the Wikipedia entry for Gerrymander:

The word “gerrymander” is named for the American politician Elbridge Gerry (July 17, 1744 – November 23, 1814), and is a combination of his name and the word “salamander,” which was used to describe the appearance of a tortuous electoral district Gerry created in order to disadvantage his electoral opponents.

So… when is redistricting going to be put into the hands of an independent body, rather than incumbent legislators? Why is it even legal?

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