Category Archives: north carolina

How could anyone say that? Here’s how…

Gerrymandering and different points of view about the unrest in Charlotte NC Continue reading

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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

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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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A GIS analysis of Gerrymandering compared to OPRA

I ran across a very interesting blog post by a creative GIS specialist named Blake Harvey, on his Geo Ideas blog. In it, he proposed a formula for measuring gerrymandering, and he proposed this ranking for states based on his … 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 fromĀ www.govtrack.us, a great site for browsing

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