Laura Moser has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue. She is the founder of the anti-Trump organization Daily Action. She lives with her family in Houston, where she is a Democratic Party candidate for Congress in Texas’s 7th district.

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This Is How Gerrymandering Works

Voters in Birmingham waiting in line to cast their ballots in Alabama's special election, on December 12, 2017.

Gerrymandering is not only designed to preserve majorities. It’s also designed to preserve cynicism and non-participation. When I’ve been out on the campaign trail, I’ve found one thing is reliably true. Regardless of party, nobody likes gerrymandering. I got confirmation of that when I recently put together a thread on Twitter showing how gerrymandering worked in my own district. It touched a nerve. Americans agree that, in a democracy, everyone ought to have an equal vote. And they are tired of living under a rigged system.