Revisiting redistricting

February 20, 2013

Revisiting redistricting

Who should be afraid of partisan mapmaking?

Chapter 7 of The Illinois Report 2013

Delving into the complicated and often politically fraught process of redrawing electoral district boundaries after each decennial census, this chapter examines whether there is evidence that the purportedly gerrymandered maps played a role in the 2012 election. Using the 2012 U.S. House election, the authors reveal why partisan control of the process should be regarded with suspicion.


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Research Area: Politics & Government

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