Gerrymandering — wherein the political party in power draws district lines that will preserve said power — is a game as old as politics itself. “Both sides do it” is a common excuse for this activity, and there’s merit to that. However, the situation has gotten completely out of hand in Pennsylvania. Despite the Democratic party’s clear lead in registered voters and routinely out-votes the GOP statewide in congressional elections, the GOP still holds 13 out of 18 congressional seats. This is the result our GOP-run state legislature drawing the congressional districts in a manner that guarantees such an outcome. Democrats are concentrated in a few districts, while the GOP manages to win districts that are remarkable if only for their bizarre and even comical appearance.