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Elections News: The Supreme Court will consider gerrymandering again - The Economist

IN 2018 many expected the Supreme Court to rein in gerrymandering, the old American tradition whereby political parties entrench their power by drawing electoral lines to favour their candidates. In 2004, Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that politicians who are “in the business of rigging elections” jeopardise “[t]he ordered working of our republic, and of the democratic…


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Posted: 2019-01-08 15:48:00

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