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Unintentional Gerrymandering: Political Geography and Electoral Bias in Legislatures

Here’s some very interesting research on gerrymandering, especially relevant for pundits and journalists who have been citing gerrymandering as one of the main causes of today’s gridlock and government shutdown. Roughly speaking, Jowei Chen and Jonathan Rodden show that having a computer … Continue reading

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The Rising Incumbent Reelection Rate: What’s Gerrymandering Got to Do With It?

I’ve been thinking about reasons why Republicans have maintained control of the House. One story is gerrymandering, but according to this paper by John Friedman and Richard Holden, gerrymandering has been declining in its importance over the last half-century: ABSTRACT: The … Continue reading

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