Column: Mark Ballard: Legislator says too much politics gets in the way of fairer maps, calls for change 

The Advocate

Gerrymandering has been part of the Republic since its founding, Chris Lamar, legal counsel, said on the website of the Redistricting Campaign Legal Center, a Washington, D.C.-based group that advocates for independent redistricting commissions and other changes they say will increase voter participation. But these days technology allows politicians to pinpoint their voters and create safe districts.

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