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New York Times calls for state to end prison-based gerrymandering

by Peter Wagner, June 28, 2010

article thumbnailThe New York Times says it is time for Albany to end the practice of prison-based gerrymandering, in which people in prison are counted as “residents” to inflate some election districts at the expense of all other districts.

A Chance for a Fairer Count, June 28, 2010.

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