So says the Washington Post, which uses a statistical method to assess you gerrymandered congressional districts are — think how close (or not) to round each district is. So what’s the most gerrymandered district? Yup, North Carolina’s 12 District though two other N.C. districts also rank in the top ten. And there’s no getting around, as the Post says, that this is a pretty funk-looking district:
Bonus thought: The Post also argues that gerrymandering doesn’t cause political polarization, as congressmen are about as extreme either way whether they win 51 percent of the vote or 80 percent of the vote in the general election:
In sum, Democrats and Republicans are just polarized, no matter whether their district is red, blue or purple. It’s hard to imagine that creating more competitive districts will mitigate polarization. Members in purple districts are pretty polarized, too.