Comparing 1965 with 2012: Lessons on redistricting

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During our interview with Slade Gorton, and in his biography by John C. Hughes, Gorton said that one of his goals in the 1965 redistricting was to maximize the number of swing districts on the map.  From Hughes’s biography: “The goal was to create enough strategically placed Republican swing districts to give the party a
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Comparing 1965 with 2012: Lessons on redistricting

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