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Buttercup Petals and Partisan Gerrymandering


Gobbledygook 101: Buttercup Petals and Partisan Gerrymandering

January 17, 2018, 9:34 am by Sam Wang

What do all these phenomena have in common with gerrymanders?
Tools developed over a century ago can help us detect and limit partisan gerrymandering behavior today. The map and geometry won’t do the job by itself. Find out why in Vox interpreter.

Photo: table from Karl Pearson’s original paper 1895 of the mean-median difference.

Card: Redistribution

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