Category Archives: OPRA

Everyone's concerned, but "Hands-Off" is not in the discussion

Is the public at large knowledgeable of and concerned about Gerrymandering? A quick scan of polling in the past year would indicate there is both broad understanding and broad concern about what it is doing to our country, and that … Continue reading

Posted in california, north carolina, OPRA, Politics of Redistricting | 2 Comments

Brian Olson's approach to Hands-Off Redistricting

I ended my last post with a reference to Brian Olson and the work he is doing to test and implement Hands-Off Redistricting algorithms of various kinds, and the success he seems to be having with his most recent work. … Continue reading

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Hands-Off Redistricting and Minority Voices

One of the most common responses I get to the idea of Hands-Off Redistricting is that – though people are uniformly disgusted with gerrymandering – they are concerned that automated approaches might lead to their own set of unintentional injustices. … Continue reading

Posted in Boundary mathematics, Brian Olson, Gay rights, minority rights, OPRA, Politics of Redistricting, Texas | 3 Comments