The Gerrymanderers Are Coming! Legislative Redistricting Won't Affect Competition or Polarization Much, No Matter Who Does It

@article{Masket2012TheGA,
  title={The Gerrymanderers Are Coming! Legislative Redistricting Won't Affect Competition or Polarization Much, No Matter Who Does It},
  author={Seth Masket and Jonathan Winburn and Gerald C. Wright},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  year={2012},
  volume={45},
  pages={39 - 43}
}
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