We the Purple and Redistricting

Marcia Ford’s “We the Purple” blog, spreading the independent voter word, says:

Independents find this abuse of political power to be especially heinous. However, most Americans consider redistricting—drawing the lines of congressional districts—to be synonymous with “drowsy somnolence.”
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Enter Manifold System’s Dimitri Rotow, who created several Google Earth files showing some of the worst districts in the country. His work is an eye-opener, and pretty cool to boot.
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You can also play The Redistricting Game, which was developed by some brains at USC to help the Mensa-challenged understand how legislative districts are created.
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Then there’s Gerryminder, an online simulation developed to teach college students about congressional elections, representation, and gerrymandering.

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