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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:15 AM

Significant Study explains Gerrymandering.

A district's compactness and geographical shape is a huge factor, so says this study.. This comparison goes a long way to-wards de terming which state excels at Gerrymandering.. Leading Candidates had been Florida, Texas , or North Carolina for a gerrymandering award. Your views...
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Congressional District Compactness, Gerrymandering By State
Azavea, a geospatial software firm, conducted a study to examine how redistricting reshaped the geography of U.S. congressional districts. The report assesses the compactness of each district, identifying ones with unusual shapes and twisting boundary lines.
http://www.governing.com/gov-data/politics/gerrymandered-congressional-districts-compactness-by-state.html

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Response to cyclezealot (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:14 PM

1. I Believe This is Our Biggest Problem

Gerrymandering has served both parties well and the winner take all approach is terrible for our republic. It creates arrogant fringe candidates tripping over themselves to prove how far right or left they are. Result, candidates only listen to what they hear and then they get elected.

This is the single reason why Congress is a mess.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:10 AM

2. How then...

 

Can we use it to our advantage? Sadly, we still don't control the house, hopefully this will change in 2014?

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