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.
Southeastern Geographer – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Jul 3, 1995
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