2012-04-27

I can do better than the Kentucky Legislature

This story at Kentucky.com says:
The Supreme Court held that the populations of all of the state House and Senate districts shouldn't deviate more than 5 percent, and that the plan should divide as few counties as possible. The proposed new legislative districts had population deviations of up to 10 percent, and the plan split up to 28 counties between legislative districts. Justices found both to be excessive.
10 percent? Really? My redistricting maps for Kentucky have deviation of 2.5% or better. I don't have any guarantees about County unity, but the population equality constraint seems like a basic minimum bar to clear in terms of making correct districts. I have that better than the Kentucky Legislature.

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