All the Pretty Little Districts: Why you need to stop whining about gerrymandering

by - August 24, 2013

"Overall, however, political scientists like John Sides and Eric McGhee have found that gerrymandering is not a big deal, at least as far as partisan effect is concerned. It is true that current districts help Republicans, but that appears to be primarily because of where Democrats and Republicans live, not because of cleverly drawn lines. That is, because Democrats tend to clump together more closely, it's extremely hard in many states to draw any lines (and particularly lines for compact districts) which do not give Republicans a little edge."


- Audrey

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