Posts Tagged ‘redistricting’

Jun
2014
6

Gerrymandering? There’s an App For That.

Gerrymandering? There's an App For That.
  In his free time, a software engineer in Massachusetts may have remedied one of the most endemic problems of our political system: gerrymandering.   By creating a program that would break up districts equally after each census using computers (“Science? Oh no!” –GOP), the new approach would take the power out of...
Apr
2014
24

Could Rampant Gerrymandering Face a Real Foe in Virginia? We Have 7 Years to Find Out.

Could Rampant Gerrymandering Face a Real Foe in Virginia? We Have 7 Years to Find Out.
  A bipartisan group of Virginians is hoping to navigate the long process of changing the way the state redraws voting districts. Their aim is to give power back to the people and to curb the practice of gerrymandering.   OneVirginia2021 is gaining support for its efforts across the state despite having yet to propose [&hellip...
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Mar
2014
31

New Interactive Map Shows Lengths Republicans Have Gone to Exploit Redistricting Process

New Interactive Map Shows Lengths Republicans Have Gone to Exploit Redistricting Process
  An incredible new interactive graphic from the Associated Press details the ways redistricting is used to shape the political future of states.   Every ten years congressional districts must be redrawn to reflect population documented in the newest census findings.  This practice, known as redistricting, is highly susceptible to...