Writer suggests a ‘simpler’ alternative to state’s redistricting process

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To the editor:

I refer to Carl Hendrickson’s article on the redistricting in the St. Louis Call’s Aug. 26 edition. 

As I understand it, the main requirement for rating districts is equal population. For Missouri’s congressional districts, why couldn’t the state be divided into eight blocks of equal population.

I think this would be a straightforward task for a mathematician. 

The districts for the state’s two houses could be similarly drawn. 

Surely this would be a lot simpler process than the one Mr. Hendrickson so ably informed us on.

Joy Renisch

Sappington