If you happened to have access to infinite monkeys typing on infinite computers for an infinite amount of time, you might eventually end up with the perfect redistricting map.
Or you might end up with infinitely frustrated monkeys, because drawing these political maps is a painstaking, tedious ordeal, and monkeys generally have better things to do with their time.
Recently, finding myself without better things to do, I tried my hand at crafting a simple four-district congressional map and after four hours of work ended up with something decent. Not perfect, but fine.
It’s an arduous task, though, because districts