Redistricting is the redrawing of election
district boundary lines to account
for changes in population and population
distribution. Redistricting is required
every ten years in the U.S., following
the census, with the intention of maintaining
the one voter-one vote "Fairness Principle".
However, corrupt incumbent politicians
misuse the redistricting process to
create Gerrymandered election districts
that are designed to undermine the
Fairness Principle. Gerrymandering is
a form of election fraud that is the
equivalent of legally stuffing the ballot
box with fraudulent ballots.
The affect of Gerrymandering is so great
that it makes it impossible to unelect
the incumbent in the safe, noncompetitive
election districts created by
Gerrymandering. As a result, Gerrymandering
promotes massive political
corruption, government waste and inefficiency,
and politicians who cater
to select few special interests rather
than to their constituents and the majority
of tax payers.
Gerrymandering adversely affects everyone's
quality of life, livelihood and
personal finances, and personal and public
safety, whether or not they are
aware of these effects.
web site Redistricting
Index Page contains links to additional
information on redistricting, Gerrymandering,
and redistricting reform. You may
also use the FraudFactor
mirror web site and its Redistricting
An excellent paper, Gerrymandering
and the Need for Redistricting Reform,
by Michael D. Robbins, provides the important
details of the subject
in layman's terms. In this paper, Mr.
Robbins provides simple examples as
visual aids and tools for explaining and
understanding Gerrymandering without
the need for a strong mathematical background.
This paper is an excellent
tool for both individual and classroom