The research that convinced SCOTUS to take the Wisconsin gerrymandering case, explained – Vox


After 2010, Wisconsin legislators drew districts in a way Democrats argue is deeply rigged against them UniversalImagesGroup / GettyOutside contributors’ opinions and analysis of the most important issues in politics, science, and culture.In June, the Supreme Court agreed to hear its first partisan gerrymandering case in more than a decade.

This case, Gill v. Whitford, involves a challenge to the district plan that Wisconsin passed for its state house after the 2010 Census. The case also involves a quantitative measure of gerrymandering — the efficiency gap — that has created a bit of a buzz. One reporter compares it to a “silver-bullet democracy theorem” and a “gerrymandering miracle drug.” Another speculates that it may be the “holy grail of election law jurisprudence.”

Source: The research that convinced SCOTUS to take the Wisconsin gerrymandering case, explained – Vox

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