Gerrymandering increasingly defies the will of the voters: Is gerrymandering immoral?

  • Yes, gerrymandering is manipulative, sneaky, and undermines the democratic process.

    Democracy is based on the idea that the people should choose whom leads them; they vote, and the majority wins. Gerrymandering is a sneaky and underhanded way of undermining this process, manipulating the results of elections in favor of the party performing the gerrymandering. By redrawing district lines, a political party can alter state election results in favor of, say, the Republican party, even if the majority of its residents voted Democratic. By doing this, they subvert the electoral process and delegitimize the will of the people.

  • Yes, gerrymandering is immoral.

    Gerrymandering should be illegal because elections are supposed to reflect the actual will of the voters. When politicians place their preferred voters into large voting blocks, they ensure that a certain political party will have the advantage in an election. This is wrong because the election has actually been manipulated by tipping the scales in favor of one political party over the other. Therefore, gerrymandering is indeed immoral.

  • Gerrymandering is immoral

    Gerrymandering is immoral, but then again, consider the source of gerrymandering. It is carried out by a group of people (politicians) that are considered anything but moral. The purpose of gerrymandering has to do only with securing votes, and nothing to do with the good of the people. Yes, it is immoral.

  • Gerrymandering is Immoral

    Gerrymandering achieves (a result) by manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency and when there is any kind of manipulating it is immoral. Sadly, when the political season rolls around the amount of immoral actions increase, leaving many voters guilted into party disruptions, meaning issues and problems are brought to the forefront with altered facts. Gerrymandering manipulates the boundaries of the electoral constituency.

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