WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decisions in the partisan gerrymandering cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek.
“Today’s Supreme Court decision gives a green light to politicians who manipulate congressional districts. This is wrong. How we divide our electoral maps should not be political. It should be a fair, non-partisan process that puts the people first, not political parties. That is why I have joined my colleagues in cosponsoring the For the People Act, which would require independent state commissions to draw district lines.
“Partisan gerrymandering undermines the principles of our democracy. Today’s rulings represent a setback, but Congress has the power to pass laws that will eliminate gerrymandering once and for all.”