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What changes are happening in reapportionment between the 117th Congress (i.e. the current one) and that will be elected this November 2022?
What changes are likely going to happen in redistricting between the 117th Congress (i.e. the current one) and the one elected in November 2022?
What are some of the ideals that these authors espouse for districting schemes?
What arguments are made in these readings that the ideals of districting are not met?
In what ways are the ideals of districting in conflict? That is, why is it difficult to meet all of the ideals of districting at the same time?
What arguments are made that the harms of “gerrymandering” are overstated?
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Soffen, Kim. “Independently Drawn Districts Proves to be More Competitive.” July 1, 2015. NYTimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/02/upshot/independently-drawn-districts-have-proved-to-be-more-competitive.html
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