Every ten years, states redraw their congressional and state district lines. Each state determines for itself, usually detailed in the state constitution, who will draw district lines for state legislators and Congress members.
Election officials often use redistricting to stack the deck in favor of one party or another. The Democracy Agenda has several concrete proposals the next president and Congress can take make the system more fair and independent.
The Brennan Center submitted testimony to the Legislative Branch and Executive Branch Committee for the Constitutional Modernization Commission regarding congressional redistricting reform in Ohio. The Brennan Center urged the Committee to expand the prohibition on partisan gerrymandering to congressional redistricting.