“There could be an unprecedented redistricting war

“There could be an unprecedented redistricting war, and both sides are going into
it fully armed,” says Michael Li, an attorney and electoral politics scholar (Pierce &
Rabinowitz). The issue of congressional redistricting and apportionment has been at the
forefront of American electoral politics since the dawn of the republic. Political scholars
in favor of gerrymandering claim that it helps lower the cost of elections, making the
voting bloc more compact and concentrated. Those against gerrymandering claim that the
practice effectively makes congressional races less competitive, less fair, and
unnecessarily focused on race and partisan politics. Indeed, partisan gerrymandering
should not be allowed as it deprives voters of their entitled right to fair, free, and open
elections, which can and will lead to potentially irrevocable consequences for our
political and electoral systems.
Redistricting and apportionment have been