Stop Gerrymandering Before It Stops Democracy

By Paul Smith (August 22, 2017, 12:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate is a gerrymandering-free zone, where politicians are all elected from entire states and their success thus does not depend on cleverly drawn district lines. But an increasing number of politicians and groups are advocating for a change.

Recently, after the health care vote, Mike Huckabee announced that it is "time to repeal [the] 17th Amendment," the century-old constitutional provision that lets people vote for their own senators. He joins Senators Mike Lee, R-Utah, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, along with Energy Secretary Rick Perry and the late Justice Antonin Scalia, in arguing for doing away with...

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