Look no further than the Pennsylvania State Constitution, Article II, Section 16, that states districts "shall be composed of compact and contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practicable" and ends with "no county, city, incorporated town, borough, township or ward shall be divided in forming either a senatorial or representative district." Looking at the old PA 7th Congressional District, one can see the results of excessive gerrymandering. While that has been corrected somewhat, there are computer programs which could "automatically" draw district lines based on the rules stated in the State Constitution and the latest census data. This would eliminate much of the human factor of one party seeking an advantage of the other. Please visit for more information.