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Schwarzenegger Wants to 'Terminate' Gerrymandering

schwarzenegger wants to help combat gerrymandering.

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 26 March 2019 05:42 PM

Movie star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined forces with former Attorney General Eric Holder to help combat gerrymandering.

The pair spoke at a National Press Club event Tuesday, according to The Hill, and Schwarzenegger briefly morphed into one of the iconic characters he's played on the big screen.

"I think that scandal has been going on and on. And so I want to terminate that problem," he said.

Schwarzenegger has appeared in all four "Terminator" films.

Gerrymandering is the practice of redrawing congressional district lines with the intent of benefitting one political party or another.

At Tuesday's event, Holder — the chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, put together by former President Barack Obama — said he wants to see nonpartisan, independent groups redistrict across the country.

"I think President Obama is exactly correct," Holder said. "We have a system now in too many places where politicians are picking their voters as opposed to citizens choosing who their representatives are going to be."

"One of the things I know that Gov. Schwarzenegger and I agree on is this idea of independent commissions to actually draw the lines is actually one of the better systems in which it can be done."

Schwarzenegger added, "Whenever you put it on the ballot people immediately vote for it because it's a no-brainer. It is unacceptable what is happening with the gerrymandering."

Schwarzenegger also spoke out against gerrymandering last fall ahead of the midterm elections.

The Supreme Court was slated to hear arguments about a gerrymandering case on Tuesday.

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