NC Policy Watch
by Sarah Ovaska
This post, up over at Governing magazine, takes a look at a recent study by a geospatial software firm that found that North Carolina has some of the oddest looking Congressional districts around.
Azavea, the geospatial software firm mentioned above, didn’t come right out and say that districts were gerrymandered, a bit of a loaded term, but instead examined the districts to see how geographically compact the states were.
North Carolina found itself leading the pack, with some of the least compact and spread out Congressional districts in the country. Only Louisiana, Hawaii, and Maryland topped us in having funny-shaped, geographically spread out districts, according to the Azavea analyst.