Stephanopoulos's Efficiency Gap on Politico's "50 Ideas Blowing Up American Politics"

Eric McGhee & Nicholas Stephanopoulos

Gerrymandering along racial lines is unconstitutional in America, but what about partisan lines? Is it fair for a state legislature to draw voting districts in a way that overwhelmingly favors one political party over another, yielding lawmakers and policies that are similarly skewed? Earlier this year, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case on this very question. Eric McGhee and Nicholas Stephanopoulos are offering the court what they say is a fair, precise way to answer it.

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