Drawing Outside the District Lines

Every 10 years, following the decennial census, states redraw district boundaries to ensure that Congress and state legislatures represent the electorate. This process is prone to political gamesmanship, as elected officials draw district lines in ways that protect incumbents or make their party more competitive without consideration of the impact it has on voters. As ITIF's Daniel Castro writes for GovTech, the best solution might be to simply take humans out of the loop and put an algorithm in charge.