This is a non-partisan issue. Currently, when either party is in power, they have the leeway to gerrymander district lines, state by state. We are the only country, or one of the only counties, which has elected officials in control of drawing voting district lines. Democrats do it when they're in power and Republicans do it when they are in power. This process builds homogeneous districts. No wonder our elected officials think they are representing their constituencies; they virtually "hear" loudest one voice and one side of most issues. Our representatives become less and less inclined or experienced with dealing with complex issues or compromise to imagine solid and workable solutions to more fairly represent a diverse constituency. Thus, our politics and citizenry has become more and more polarized. I am most familiar with the proposed option of creating independent commissions to be responsible for drawing district lines. It makes complete sense to have those with this responsibility to have no personal vested interest in lines drawn. Their charge should be to create fair districting, not favoring either political party, not saving or creating seats for either political party, but rather districts of geographically neutral and diverse.