Today the product of months of backroom deals, corruption, and the good old boy mentality produced a disgrace and an illegal state legislative district map. The process of redistricting needs to be drastically reformed to take politicians whether they are Republican or Democrat out of the direct process of making legislative districts.
You are allowing the politicians to choose their voters, instead of allowing the voters to choose their elected officials! It is like putting a cookie jar in a room with toddlers and expecting them not to eat the cookies. Of course they are going to eat the cookies, and of course the politicians are going to gerrymander the districts to serve their purposes and not the purposes of the people of New Jersey!
On March 31 I had the opportunity to be in both the Republican and the Democrat meeting rooms where they were creating the districts they wanted in the new map. Both rooms had about a dozen computers each, compared to Bayshore with a pencil, notepad, and a calculator. The only reason you need a dozen computers is to evade the redistricting requirements under the law.