30 March 2011

Why is redistricting so contentious?

Wonder why the papers are giving such close coverage to the efforts to draw new legislative boundaries?  The Star-Ledger sums up the power of these processes in this simple line:
"Three times in the last decade more New Jerseyans in total voted for GOP candidates for the Legislature, but Democrats easily won the majority of the seat"
Maps are power.

1 comment:

Puk said...

*Knowledge* is power. Maps are a subjective expression of knowledge. See also Mark Monmonier.