Rejoinder To ‘Considering the Prospects for Establishing a Packing Gerrymandering Standard’

22 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2017

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Eric McGhee

Public Policy Institute of California

Date Written: June 30, 2017

Abstract

In this volume, Best and coauthors evaluate a series of measures of gerrymandering and conclude that some should be preferred over others. In this rejoinder, I suggest that their conclusions are premature because they do not offer a clear idea of what unfairness in redistricting means nor a sophisticated discussion of the mechanics of each measure. As such, their evaluations are inconsistent and sometimes factually inaccurate. Their analysis probably obscures more than it clarifies.

Keywords: Redistricting, Gerrymandering, Electoral Systems, Electoral Reform

Suggested Citation

McGhee, Eric, Rejoinder To ‘Considering the Prospects for Establishing a Packing Gerrymandering Standard’ (June 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3055972 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3055972

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