January 25, 2018
Here’s a marvelous resource from FiveThirtyEight.com: An Atlas of Redistricting. (This is part of their Gerrymandering Project.) It starts with the premise that gerrymandering is bad, but recognizes that drawing ‘fair’ or ‘reasonable’ electoral districts isn’t as easy as you might think. So it gives you an opportunity to see the consequences of several different ways of drawing electoral maps: what the districts look like, and what the likely consequences are for electoral results using several different kinds of maps. The current map is below. You can see the options across the top. And you you can do this not just for the nation as a whole, but state by state. Take a look!