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Gerrymandering is an age-old practice in which the borders of voting districts are distorted to include some people and exclude others, meaning that politicians can “choose their voters — rather than having voters choose them,” The Center for American Progress says. You can see the results in Pennsylvania: In 2012, Democratic candidates got about 50% of the votes for House races, yet Republicans took 75% of the congressional seats. During the 2018 midterm elections, millions of voters nationwide cast ballots in gerrymandered districts, including in North Carolina districts that had been declared unconstitutional. Distorted voting districts ultimately violate the principle of one person, one vote and translates into the election of politicians who do not necessarily represent the concerns of their constituents.

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