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ABOLISH Gerrymandering! Enact Proportional Representation!

Gerrymandering is the deliberate drawing of district lines in such a way as to distort representation of subgroups of the population.



Consider Case 1: Suppose that a population is divided 60%/40% over some longstanding, continuing dispute. The A's have 60%, the B's have 40. The B's typically live in urban areas, the A's in suburbs and rural areas.



There are five districts, each of which elects one representative to the legislature.



If the A's are drawing the…

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Added by John B Hodges on January 16, 2013 at 7:16am — No Comments

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