14 January 2022

A Gerrymandered voting district


Discussed and explained at The New York Times.  Those tired of politics can read about the etymology of "gerrymander" instead.


Apparently the modern conventional pronunciation is incorrect (historically it was pronounced as Gary-mander).

5 comments:

  1. Would this be fair - overlay a square grid on a state and then adjust square grid sizes (by combining squares to make then bigger, or breaking them down to make them smaller) to get equal population in each square? Would that even be do-able?

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  2. "Gerrymandering" is a word that got a life of its own. Like gifs--the inventor said it was pronounced JIFF.

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  3. I like this method because it lets parties haggle like they want to: https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2017/november/i-cut-you-choose-cake-cutting-protocol-inspires-solution-to-gerrymandering.html

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  4. Or there's this mathematical method to get canonical districts: https://rangevoting.org/SplitLR.html

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  5. Why not determine districts with zip codes?

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