Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the results of redistricting in nine southeastern states from the perspective of six criteria: equal population, minority representation, equal treatment of political parties, representation responsiveness, the division of local political entities, and compactness/contiguity. This paper finds that the equal population and minority representation criteria were substantially satisfied. The goals of the remaining four criteria were less satisfactorily met, particularly the division of local governments and compactness/contiguity criteria which were largely ignored.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1549-6929
Print ISSN
0038-366X
Pages
pp. 1-21
Launched on MUSE
2013-07-03
Open Access
No
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