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End Gerrymandering in all States

In what may appear to be a boring procedural maneuver, the process of intense gerrymandering in most states has completely polarized the composition of the U.S. House over the years. As such, a new law must be passed to bring the nation back to some semblance of political moderation. State legislatures must only draw lines based on existing boundaries such as counties (or in some cases along city district lines where more than one representative may represent a large city) and cannot draw arbitrarily throughout a region. Gerrymandering has further allowed incumbents to remain entrenched, often for generations.

In summary, by ending the current system of wildly drawn Congressional districts, the ideological polarization of the House may be toned down and the risk of virtual lifetime incumbency becomes diminished.

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