This Washington Post article suggests that “compactness” trumps everything else in redistricting. It gives better outcomes than drawing lines around communities of interest and it beats the network of voting rights laws on the book. Take a look at what maps would look like if they were drawn for optimal compactness. Read more.
Olsen’s Algorithm: Computerized Redistricting for Maximum Compactness
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