What is gerrymandering?
Gerrymandering is the dividing of a state, county, or other region into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible.
A new way to form election districts in the USA?
Distrix introduces a game-based method for dividing any region into a given number of districts of nearly equal size, one sector at a time. The same method can be used to form election districts of nearly equal population within US states. Thus, the game offers a potential solution to America's gerrymandering problem. Instead of one political party rigging new election districts to its advantage, multiple political parties could form new election districts in a high-stakes game, one voting precinct (or county, census block, census tract, etc.) at a time.
Another way to increase the fairness of our election districts is to use an automatic algorithm to create fair maps. Click here to access the website of our sister company, District Solutions LLC, where you can learn about Dr. Matt Petering's computer algorithm which automatically creates nice-looking, politically fair, competitive, and legally acceptable maps of legislative and congressional districts for any U.S. state in a timely manner.