[Swiftwater Gazette] Gerrymandering and politics - if nothing more check out the shapes of illustrated districts

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Mon Dec 4 11:02:23 EST 2017




https://theconversation.com/stop-criticizing-bizarrely-shaped-voting-districts-they-might-not-be-gerrymandered-after-all-86510

Howcan you tell if a voting district has been gerrymandered?
Sinceincumbent lawmakers serve as the mapmakers, it’snot uncommon to manipulate district boundaries forpolitical gain.
Districtshape is perhaps the most common tell-tale sign of gerrymandering,and remains a recurring point of contention.
However,my recent mathematical proof shows that, paradoxically, votingdistricts will sometimes need to exhibit bizarre shape in order toavoid the appearance of partisan gerrymandering.




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