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Gerrymandering, What Can We Do To Fix It?

Several people on DU have voiced concern over gerrymandering. I just read an interesting and informative article from the New York Times : "What is Gerrymandering? And How Does it Work?" It's kind of long but worth reading.

The link is: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/us/what-is-gerrymandering.html

One section reads, "the Supreme Court decided, 5-4, that the question of partisan gerrymandering was a political one that must be resolved by the elected branches of government, and not a legal question that the federal courts should decide."

While Congress is working on other issues related to voting, I'm wondering what is the best way to get Congress to introduce a law making gerrymandering illegal, and implement a districting process that is fair and nonpartisan. Even if the states are responsible for the final process, it seems there could be federal regulations as to how it's done. I've seen some information about computer programs that claim to do this but don't know much about them. Are there any experts here?

I'm willing to get on the bandwagon if there are others of you out there that want this issue resolved.

PS This is my first post so be patient and forgive me if I made mistakes. Any advice is welcome!

DNA evidence

Since Trump won't take a DNA test, maybe Carroll could get his niece or sister to take one. Then if there's a really close match he would be compelled to take one? There doesn't seem to be much love lost between them.
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