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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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You’ve Been Gerrymandered

Just to demonstrate that gerrymandering slices both ways…

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The Economist Swings and Misses on Redistricting

The Economist squandered precious public attention on the issue of gerrymandering in this week’s edition by bringing it up in a major article¬†(subscription required), and then sloppily dismissing it. The venerable rag’s parting advice to Americans is to stop being … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering in Florida: “Fun”, but None of Your Business

How is it possible that Florida, where a citizen-driven state constitutional amendment solemnly prohibits gerrymandering, ended up with what an expert statistician has called the most partisanly gerrymandered map he had every seen? Read the Orlando Sentinel article, and note … Continue reading

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Listen to me on KGO Radio this evening with Pat Thurston

Hands-Off Redistricting gets a spot on San Francisco-based KGO AM 810 tonight at 6pm Pacific time. Join me with host Pat Thurston for a discussion of gerrymandering and what to do about it.¬†Call in and give me flack or add … Continue reading

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LLoyd Doggett and the Winnebago District

In a recent post I related the four primary tools in the gerrymanderer’s toolkit, as defined in an informative Propublica piece: Kidnapping, Cracking, Packing and Hijacking. Astonishingly, all four of these tactics have been employed against a single congressman, Lloyd … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone on the Republicans

There’s a searing article in Rolling Stone this week by Tim Dickinson, detailing the long list of Republican party efforts to frustrate the will of the American voter, featuring (you guessed it) their extensive, well-funded hi-tech efforts to rig redistricting. … Continue reading

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