#Redistricting reforms are critical to prevent #gerrymandering that disenfranchises voters. 1st panel (fairvote.org/redistricting): As #FairVote @fairvotereform, "a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization," points out, "In most states, the #statelegislature is in charge of drawing #congressionaldistrict lines. State legislatures may use their power to influence the likely partisan makeup of the legislature, discourage electoral competition and/or generally hurt their political enemies." 2nd panel: examples of #gerrymandered districts from "'Gerrymandering On Steroids': How Republicans Stacked The Nation's Statehouses" (wbur.fm/29S9Cpu). See also the 2016 book "Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy" by David Daley, which argues that Republicans' #REDMAP (Redistricting Majority Project) starting in 2010 #ratfucked Democrats in turning the nation from blue to red. 3rd panel: Cartoon by Elkanah Tisdale that accompanied the first-ever occurrence of the word "Gerry-mander," published in Boston Gazette on March 26, 1812. From pages 17-18 of "The Rise and Development of the #Gerrymander" by Elmer C. Griffith (1907) at bit.ly/2qwpKWa (see also bit.ly/2ruy1yN). 4th panel: FairVote recommends that states #redistrict by means such as having district lines drawn by a panel of #civilservants, a citizen's commission, or a bipartisan commission.