Gerry Mander

creation of voting districts based on borders that typically reinforce existing power structures (e.g. by splitting clusters of protesters).

being challenged in California

origins of word?

Greg Costikyan reviews "The Redistricting Computer Game": at first, you're just redistricting for population equality, but then you try to gerrymander in favor of your party, and then you also have to deal with racial considerations (a constraint in federal law)... if the politicos are having this much fun figuring out how to screw the voters, what's the likelihood that they'll ever vote for reform?

How to work within it: 2005-09-16-BrinGerrymanderEffects

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