September 07, 2006
"Partisan Redistricting" Sounds Nicer
From an article in Good Magazine, four examples of ludicrous US gerrymandering, including:
And we learn something every day: Gerry's name was pronounced with a hard G. Now I can annoy people even more than when I pronounce rationale as the Italian word it actually was.
|TENNESSEE’S 7th |
What seems to have happened here is that, upon discovering that the white suburbs of Memphis did not contain enough people to constitute a congressional district, the gerrymanderers simply decided to also include the white Nashville suburbs. That Nashville is halfway across the state didn’t seem to matter at all.