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Maryland's electoral maps show how proportional representation could solve the problem of gerrymandering

Keena, Alex and Latner, Michael and McGann, Anthony J. and Smith, Charles Anthony (2018) Maryland's electoral maps show how proportional representation could solve the problem of gerrymandering. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Mar 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

This week the US Supreme Court hears a case concerning the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering in Maryland. Examining current, past, and alternative electoral maps, Alex Keena, Michael Latner, Anthony J. McGann, and Charles Anthony Smith find that by making districts more competitive, some redistricting plans can actually work against one party or the other. Only the introduction of proportional representation with multi-member districts, they argue, would mean a truly fair electoral system for Maryland.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 14:59
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2018 14:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89307

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