Essay 2 final Draft.pdf - 1 Adonajea Ford Professor Bollman English1A 1 October 2019 In the Article “ Ending Gerrymandering Won’t Fix What ails

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1 Adonajea Ford Professor Bollman English1A 1 October 2019 In the Article, “ Ending Gerrymandering Won’t Fix What ails America” by Harry Enten it talks about what happens when gerrymandering is used as a method to count vote for elections. gerrymandering is an issue in american politics because it causes uncompetitive elections , it causes gridlock in congress and congress, and it causes extremism in congress. In the article it states that gerrymandering causes uncompetitive elections. In the article Enten states that, “ Perhaps the No. 1 reason people complain about gerrymandering is the belief that it increases the number of legislative districts that always result in blowouts for one party or the other.” This means that the number of districts can increase for either both parties and it would not be fair on or the other. Based on how congress would redistrict the areas of a county the prioritize different goals for people. Enten states, “ It’s clear that most redistricting schemes that ignore politics and race would yield more competitive U.S. House districts — i.e., those with a partisan lean of 10 percentage points or less — than we currently have.”(Enten) States and counties are
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