The Supreme Court Has Not Seen Your Gif About the Evils of Gerrymandering
The saga of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a young and photogenic* Republican whose staff bungled a profile of his lavishly decorated office and turned a flock of reporters loose on his finances, lacks an element of drama. Thanks to a 2011 gerrymander of Illinois, designed to elect as many Democrats as possible, Schock is at no threat of losing a general election. "In Peoria," wrote Sheryl Stolberg in an on-the-ground profile of Schock's problems, "there are few Schock haters." Schock could draw a primary challenger, but no Republican in his district seems capable of losing an election.
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