Princeton Election Consortium

A first draft of electoral history. Since 2004

Entries from September 7th, 2017

A tutorial on partisan gerrymandering

September 7th, 2017, 8:45am by Sam Wang

Here’s a spiffy explainer video on how extreme partisan gerrymandering is committed, and how it can be detected by anyone who’s ever taken a basic statistics class. Many thanks to the creatives behind this, Kyle McKernan and Danielle Alio of the Princeton University communications office. If you like their work, share it and “like” it!

[Read more →]

Tags: Redistricting

A Manageable Approach to Partisan Gerrymandering

September 4th, 2017, 2:22pm by Sam Wang

If the Supreme Court lays down a partisan symmetry-based standard for gerrymandering, will this open up a flood of lawsuits? Over at Election Law Blog, I use election evidence to argue that no, it will act as more of a brushback to future offenders. The reason? As you can see in the chart, partisan gerrymanders only [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: House · Redistricting