The Democrats have been fighting the 2010 gerrymandering cases in the courts because the GOP drawn districts have made it far more difficult for them to win elections in local districts. But actually gerrymandering has also come back to bite the moderate and traditional Republicans as well. If districts were more balanced, the tea party wouldn’t have quite the sway that it continues to have today. It would be more difficult to threaten to primary an incumbent with a tea party outlier if the tea party candidate had no chance of winning in the general. Not only would the electorate be better served with more balanced districts, but both parties would be as well. Too much of a good thing is never a good thing…

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