Gerrymandering as Computer Game

The Redistricting Game is a surprisingly addictive Flash-based, online game that illustrates the state of electoral redistricting in the United States. It is, in a nutshell, gerrymandering as computer game: your missions include stacking the deck on behalf of your party, protecting all incumbents, and creating a minority district — and getting them past the legislature. The last mission delivers the site’s message: what redistricting would look like if the maps were drawn without considering the electoral impact and were not subject to the influence of politicians keen on re-election. An interesting (but by no means disinterested) teaching tool. Via All Points Blog.

Previously: Computer-Generated Electoral Districts; Congressional District Maps; U.S. Electoral District Ballot Initiatives; State Redistricting Pages; Texas Congressional Redistricting.