“Her goal was to design a sensible legislative map – compact, balanced by population, with minimum “splitting” of counties, townships, boroughs, even city wards. And gerrymander-free.
“Using Excel spreadsheets to tally the population figures and Adobe Illustrator software to chart boundaries, Holt worked to produce maps with neat lines, most districts in definable rectangles.”
“The districts in her homemade map had far fewer county splits, half the number of municipal splits, and only a handful of ward splits.”
Hehe. Can we get her for New York State?