On March 6th, Cuyahoga County, which includes heavily Democratic Cleveland, backed Dennis almost four to one over Marcy Kaptur. Elsewhere, in the more Republican parts of the new 9th Congressional District, Republicans crowded into voting booths to help Republican-endorsed Marcy Kaptur pull off a win in the district that has been gerrymandered to almost eliminate the voice of genuine Democrats.
Fair representation is supposed to be the goal of legislative mapmaking. Partisan gerrymandering hijacks that process, allowing political power brokers — not voters — to pick winners and losers. By rearranging the map to place your vote where it suits their needs, politicians stifle your voice. Is it any wonder your lawmakers listen to their party leaders instead of to you?