Topic: gerrymandering

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Gerrymandering

February 2, 2018 0 comments

The Herald’s Jan. 31, 2018 op-ed “Gerrymandering — a political scapegoat” misrepresents the effect that gerrymandering has had on R.I. politics.

Columns, Opinions

Miller ’19: Gerrymandering – a political scapegoat

January 31, 2018 0 comments

According to an old saw, gerrymandering is the “root of all political evil” in the United States. Certainly, it has been a facet of majority rule since the Union was formed. But is it the fundamental corruption of an otherwise flawless system or a scapegoat for many other political ailments?

Algorithms can help in redistricting, scientists say

News, Science & Research

Algorithms can help in redistricting, scientists say

October 26, 2017 0 comments

Gerrymandering — the redrawing of voting districts for political gain — has been a problem in the United States for over two centuries.

Cardoso ’19: Math can save us from gerrymandering

Columns, Opinions

Cardoso ’19: Math can save us from gerrymandering

October 5, 2017 0 comments

Near the end of a case on the constitutionality of gerrymandering, the court’s junior justice, Neil Gorsuch, began peppering the petitioner with questions.