Vanderburgh Co. Commission Against Gerrymandering

Three Vanderburgh County leaders are asking for the state to take a hard look at voting districts across Indiana.

The Vanderburgh County commission unanimously supports asking Indiana lawmakers to create an independent group to redistrict the state.

Traditionally, voting boundaries are drawn by the majority political party. Sometimes they're drawn to favor that party which is known as gerrymandering.

The commission says county council and city council are considering support for the same resolution.

"I do think this is one of the most important problems facing our democracy today," said Vanderburgh County Commissioner Cheryl Musgrave. "As alluded, it is before the supreme court; their action of course, may render our resoltion moot, but I want to offer my support."

Federal law requires redistricting after a census. It helps when states gain or lose congressional districts and to maintain equal populations across the state.


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