Rejoinder To ‘Considering the Prospects for Establishing a Packing Gerrymandering Standard’
22 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2017
Date Written: June 30, 2017
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
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