Restoring Voter Choice: How Citizen-Led Redistricting Can End the Manipulation of Our Elections

This report examines the 2016 primary and general elections for Congress and state legislatures. It concludes that voters in a shocking number of campaigns were left without choices at the polls. In states where legislators drew maps, voters had fewer choices than in states where maps were drawn by individuals with no personal stake in the outcome. And when voters have real choices on Election Day, our democracy is strengthened because citizens can hold elected officials accountable.