Compactness and Contiguity – the Antidotes to Gerrymandering

By Tony Sissons, Research Advisory Services, Inc., Phoenix, for The Arizona Guardian

So, what is a gerrymander? If you consult the blogosphere, you’re sure to deduce that it is any proposed boundary line on a political map that makes an incumbent feel that he or she has been disadvantaged. Regardless of the shape of the district, any geographic slight can prompt “I’ve been gerrymandered!”
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