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North Carolina Redistricting Hearing - ML17.08.30

North Carolina Redistricting Hearing - ML17.08.30

The Cast - Vinny, David

We attended a public hearing for some gerrymandering shenanigans. It was an exercise in the letter of the law.

The history of North Carolina's districts are a bipartisan nightmare: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina%27s_congressional_districts

The article on Hofeller: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/10/the-league-of/309084/

Graphic of the efficiency gap:

[Vinny: 'Wasted votes' - Votes that a winning candidate did not need, or votes for a losing candidate. The gap is represented by the net wasted votes divided into the total votes. In this example, 101 wasted Dem votes in 500 votes cast leads to an efficiency gap of about 20%. The threshold for a sustainable structural advantage is between 5-7%, depending on who you ask.]

[Vinny: 'Wasted votes' - Votes that a winning candidate did not need, or votes for a losing candidate. The gap is represented by the net wasted votes divided into the total votes. In this example, 101 wasted Dem votes in 500 votes cast leads to an efficiency gap of about 20%. The threshold for a sustainable structural advantage is between 5-7%, depending on who you ask.]

Forms, Chapter 1 - ML17.09.06

Forms, Chapter 1 - ML17.09.06

Talking about talking over games

Talking about talking over games

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