While much attention is currently and correctly placed on Republican gerrymandered
states around this country, I wonder when these same critics of Republican gerrymandering will concern themselves with the mess that is Speaker Michael Madigan's Democratically gerrymandered
If the shoe were on the other foot--if Democrats were benefiting from partisan, gerrymandered
districts--would Republicans suddenly become fans of the use of nonpartisan redistricting criteria, and would Democrats suddenly favor the status quo?
School boundaries have been gerrymandered
in much the same way as these contentious political boundaries.
Perhaps counterintuitively, individual legislators in gerrymandered
districts appear not to be more polarized than others in their party.
With thousands of maps and their resulting voting outcomes in hand, Mattingly and Graves could begin to analyze just how gerrymandered
the North Carolina voting districts were.
district helped ensure that Barney Frank defeated Ms.
You can usually spot a gerrymandered
district by its wacky boundaries.
districting plans are no different in kind.
There are several reasons to believe that a future Court's decision to invoke the Equal Protection Clause to strike down gerrymandered
districting plans would not result in any loss of legitimacy.
Currently, some legislative districts are so gerrymandered
they appear to be Rorschach tests on LSD.
Was your vote cancelled before you even voted because your district was gerrymandered
to assure the incumbent would win?
7) The gerrymandered
district is designed to squander the votes of the opposition party by "packing" large majorities of opposition voters into a few districts or by "cracking" districts controlled by opposition voters into numerous districts that can be won by a small margin of voters of the dominant party.
We can further contrast the noncompetitiveness of House elections, which are based on gerrymandered
districts, with elections the same day for state governors and U.
That's you, me, and our representatives--elected from gerrymandered
Each political party privately uses redistricting software to identify a gerrymandered
plan that benefits it and then submits this plan to the redistricting commission.