The redistricting song

by Andrew Gelman on November 2, 2011 · 1 comment

in Campaigns and elections

Like other political scientists who’ve studied the topic, I think the malign effects of redistricting have been overstated. Nonetheless, this video (by Andrew Bean and David Holmes) is informative, and I agree that nonpartisan redistricting would be better than the current system in the U.S.

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David Shor November 3, 2011 at 11:22 am

Sure. But oddly, the current house is relatively proportional (Though the median district is about 2 points behind the national average). I suspect it’d become much worse if we switched to districts drawn to keep communities of interest together.

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