Tag Archives: gerrymandering

Gerrymandering, Cities and Economic Growth

Brenton Mock has a must-read article in The Atlantic’s CityLab exploring how state-level gerrymandering consistently short-changes the priorities of people who live in cities. It is an important point, but while we worry about the unfairness of it all, we … Continue reading

Posted in Illinois, Ohio, Politics of Redistricting, Proportional Representation, Texas | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

How could anyone say that? Here’s how…

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

Posted in minority rights, north carolina, Politics of Redistricting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Brennan Center, Brian Olson, Politics of Redistricting, Proportional Representation | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

You’ve Been Gerrymandered

Originally posted on Republicans of Legislative District 15:
            FROM THE MALL TO THE MOUNTAINS The Washington Post put the case for reform of Maryland’s electoral map rather well in a November 16 editorial chastising Democrats…

Posted in maryland, Politics of Redistricting, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in minority rights, Politics of Redistricting, Texas, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments