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.