Congratulations, Iowa

Iowa has become the first state to complete its redistricting. Congressmen did not get to use their influence to draw districts who would re-elect them. Legislators did not draw districts to maximize their chances to control the legislature after the next election. The Governor did not hold the whole map hostage to unrelated demands.

Iowa has the best redistricting system in the USA. We have objective and fair rules for drawing the districts. We have a fair process for accepting or rejecting the map that is produced by professional staff. We had the wisdom to let the chips fall where they fell.

This is one of our main claims to being a good government state. The legislators long ago who established this system should be proud.

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