Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Can mathematics save us from partisan Gerrymandering?

Posted 25 Oct 2018 / 0

Scientific American Geometry versus Gerrymandering

This is a really well-written article that explains why it hasn’t been easy for mathematicians to contribute to a definition of Gerrymandering… and how using an old mathematical approach to attack the problem could provide clear benchmarks for defining a Gerrymander.

I love when math and science can be brought as objective arbiters of social problems. If we claim to be against Gerrymandering and math can tell us how likely that a redistricting plan is to be an outlier, there’s no reason that Gerrymandering can’t be eliminated once and for all.

A Minor Post, Computer Science, Ethics, Mathematics, Science (General), Social Science

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