Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bitten by a Gerrymander

Today Waldo Jaquith posted a link to this handy dandy Slate catalog of the twenty most gerrymandered congressional districts in the country. I think my favorites are Illinois 4 and North Carolina 3, though Maryland 3 gets honorable mention. Take a look and ask yourself: how are these even constitutional?

This is why we need nonpartisan redistricting--"bipartisan" just ends up meaning both parties get an equal number of ridiculously safe districts. 

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