Jeffrey Bennett is a lifelong resident of New Jersey. He blogs at njeducationaid.blogspot.com on topics related to New Jersey's education aid, budget, migration trends, and economy, plus structural problems in the U.S. government. He has had other editorials published in NJ Spotlight News, Asbury Park Press, WHYY, ROI-NJ, NJ Education Report, and the South Orange-Maplewood Village Green.
As states across the country finalize their congressional and legislative district maps for the 2020s, something we constantly hear about is how gerrymandering is responsible for many of America’s political problems. Gerrymandering is blamed for making congressional and legislative seats non-competitive and creating disproportionate outcomes for whichever party has the power to draw the maps. […]