Tuesday, June 19, 2007

ReDistricting: The Gerrymandering Game

Political parities realized the benefits of gerrymandering early on in American republican history. The ability to form districts to produce favorable results is commonly used by both political parties.

Now it is your turn. ReDistricting The Game by the USC Annenberg Center allows one to try several scenarios to try your luck gerrymandering. Be sure to produce results beneficial to your party while being able to withstand objections from the other side, legislature, governor, and most importantly the courts. The game also allows one to try out an alternative to the blatantly political gerrymandering system and read up more on the subject. (Hat tip: The Map Room)

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