Republicans are gearing up to use gerrymandering yet again to entrench their power and smother democracy at the state level. But Congress has the constitutional authority to ensure a “republican form of government” prevails at the state level — and it should act immediately to quash partisan gerrymandering and attacks on voting rights.
Philip Rocco is an assistant professor of political science at Marquette University. He is the coauthor of Obamacare Wars: Federalism, State Politics, and the Affordable Care Act, and coeditor of American Political Development and the Trump Presidency.
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