A Collection of Redistricting (Gerrymandering) Links

At ProPublica, “The Best Reporting on Redistricting Shenanigans“.

One of the reasons our federal government is such a mess — the main reason is money and this is related — is that the two parties have both worked to create Congressional districts that guarantee their party’s dominance, making elections non-competitive. That means the primaries matter more, and primaries bring out the party-activists, who tend to be driven by ideology. To get elected to a Congressional seat, then, you have to appeal to your parties fringe and can, maybe must, neglect both the majority of voters (who are generally centrist) and any spirit of compromise.

The collection is high-quality reading.

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