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Topic: gerrymandering

Siemens ’21: S.2077: The end of partisan gerrymandering in Rhode Island?

Op-eds, Opinions

Siemens ’21: S.2077: The end of partisan gerrymandering in Rhode Island?

February 27, 2020 0 comments

This Thursday, the state Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hear public commentary on S.2007, a joint resolution to inaugurate an independent redistricting commission in Rhode Island.

Redistricting reform bill faces ‘uphill’ battle

Metro, News

Redistricting reform bill faces ‘uphill’ battle

February 20, 2020 1 comment

A movement to create an independent redistricting committee to help fix heavy partisan gerrymandering in Rhode Island is likely to face opposition from legislative leadership who currently control the redistricting process, said John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island.

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 1 comment

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 1 comment

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