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Redistricting & Gerrymandering   Elections

Started 12/5/16 by Cstar1; 4294 views.
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4/3/17

I totally agree with him - but is there a plan for reform. IIRC, California and some other states have tried to form nonpartisan commissions for redistricting.

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It would be nice. Gerrymandering is crooked.

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4/4/17

"Gerrymandering is crooked"
Not to go way off topic, but you do realize you just made a joke - not exactly a pun, but still funny.

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redistricting

In 28 states, the state legislature has primary responsibility for creating a redistricting plan, in many cases subject to approval by the state governor. To reduce the role that legislative politics might play, twelve states (Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington) determine congressional redistricting by an independent or bipartisan redistricting commission.[1] Five states: Maine, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia give independent bodies authority to propose redistricting plans, but preserve the role of legislatures to approve them. Seven states have only a single representative for the entire state because of their low populations; these are Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.

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Redistricting has to follow certain criteria to be accepted.

  1. compactness
  2. contiguity
  3. equal population
  4. preservation of existing political communities
  5. partisan fairness
  6. racial fairness

  • Edited April 4, 2017 7:20 am  by  WWW3
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I actually did know i was making a sort of joke... ;)

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1/10/18

North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutionally Gerrymandered

The ruling was the first time that a federal court had blocked a congressional map because the judges believed it to be a partisan gerrymander.

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