[EM] Gerrymandering and PR

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Wed Mar 20 14:00:30 PST 2002

On Tue, 19 Mar 2002, Adam Tarr wrote:


> Ideally, I think that there should be no single-member districts for legislative
> appointments.  The disadvantages seem to outweigh the advantages.  But in
> certain cases (US Senate for example) there doesn't seem to be another option.

In the case of the US Senate since there are only two senators per state
it should be easy to limit gerrymandering: it's always possible to slice
the population in half by a straight line cut, for example. [Watch out for
the knife if there is an odd number of people in your state.]


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