Impartial Redistricting Amendment
to the Constitution of the United States of America
Whereas, fair impartial districts are a boon to the good functioning of democracy; and
whereas, redistricting has been abused around the nation to distort the democratic process and entrench the power of political parties; and
whereas, we believe that a simple mathematical formula for what a good district is shall be the most reliable generator of fair impartial districts for the foreseeable future,
We do hereby submit for ratification this amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America:
- The Legislatures of the States or their appointed officials shall accept proposed district maps for a time of six months following the availability of new deci-annual US Census data.
They shall accept proposed districts from any citizen of their State but may limit the number of submissions to a reasonable number and shall specify a reasonable format for receiving the district maps so as to expedite processing.
- At the end of that period the map for each State shall be chosen that:
- Has contiguous districts; and
- Has equal population across all districts to within one two hundredth of the average district population; and
- Has the lowest average straight-line distance per person from the geographic centers of the districts to the people within them.
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