Title

Math To Detect Partisan Gerrymandering

Status

Faculty

School

School of Science

Department

Math/Computer Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-11-2018

Publication Title

Townhall.com

Description

In the article "Math To Detect Partisan Gerrymandering," the political news outlet Townhall.com examines math models intended to detect gerrymandering and includes a link to a recent research paper by SMC Mathematics Professor Ellen Veomett. Her paper “The Efficiency Gap, Voter Turnout, and the Efficiency Principle,” explores the limitations of the efficiency gap—a mathematical tool for counting the number of votes each party wastes in an election to determine whether either party enjoyed a systematic advantage in turning votes into political seats. Townhall.com is an aggregator of conservative news analyses and commentary from around the nation.

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