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End Gerrymandering of Election Districts!
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:36pm
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Here is how to do it:

Require that all districts have shapes that are convex. A convex district is one in which any straight line (actually geodesic or great circle) between points does not pass outside of the district. Only area within the state counts.

https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/upload_library/22/Polya/Hodge2011.pdf

http://www.ams.org/samplings/feature-column/fc-2014-08

Here is a typically crooked & corrupt election district from the state of Illinois. Similar crap is found in all states:



Here is another:


Develop an algorithm that delineates districts that are totally independent of politics and depending only upon population distribution. "Fairness" must be rejected in favor of Geometry.

http://bdistricting.com/about.html

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/politics/gerrymandered-congressional-districts-compactness-by-state.html

http://www.ams.org/samplings/feature-column/fc-2014-08

https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/upload_library/22/Polya/Hodge2011.pdf

The main point is that such a system is totally impartial and unrelated to who lives where. It is also readily definable mathematically without any ambiguity. It is objective, and not subjected. It is apolitical.

DFM

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