Tag Archives: political reform

How do we get rid of Gerrymandering?

A new follower of this blog from Texas wrote me recently asking what he could do to help get rid of Gerrymandering. It is a really good question- one that I wish I could answer better. But let me take … Continue reading

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North Carolina gerrymandering and the government shutdown

If you’re visual like me, and focused on the pernicious politics of gerrymandering as I am, you will be drawn to this map North Carolina’s eastern Congressional Districts: Google map scraped from www.govtrack.us, a great site for browsing

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Is OPRA a Deterministic or Probabilistic Problem?

An almost universal pair of comments I get from readers so far has been a combination of two observations: 1. Wow, there is so much (social-political and mathematical) complexity to Hands-Off Redistricting! 2. Isn’t there a way to have a computer figure … Continue reading

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A good idea, but is it possible to bring about?

From the posting of the YouTube video HandsOffRedistricting V1 I’ve already received some very thoughtful and interesting responses.  Most were by email so I’ll anonymize the names, but there was a common thread in many of them: I don’t see a … Continue reading

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