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Pennsylvania has been in the news for its extreme manipulation of congressional districts. Here's the story. The courts have thrown out the existing gerrymandered map, which makes me wonder how maps of election districts could be made without any political influence. 

 

Surely we have the technology to make nonpartisan maps based on demographics alone. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Just wondering.



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Short answer: don't use election districts...  :rolleyes: but that's my outsider opinion  ;)

 

This site was in the (carto-) news the other day: https://projects.fiv...ps/#Competitive


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I've seen a number of articles. It seems technically (i.e. computationally) feasible at some level, but the reality is that decisions still need to be made, so it's more complicated.  A take here. Another here.  Interesting geographical and political problem though. 



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Sarah Bell and Joseph Wasilkowski recently created this informative set of interactive maps about voting in the U.S.: https://petrichor.st...syourvoteworth/

 

It covers gerrymandering and has some further resources at the end. 






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