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Entries Tagged as 'Redistricting'

North Carolina Congressional map struck down as a partisan gerrymander

January 9th, 2018, 5:33pm by Sam Wang

News flash – in League of Women Voters of North Carolina v. Rucho (and Common Cause v. Rucho), a federal court has found the Congressional district map to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Decision here. Recall that this is a map that was first found to be a racial gerrymander, and then was re-litigated as […]

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Tags: Redistricting

Another SCOTUS partisan gerrymandering case in 2017-2018 goes forward!

December 8th, 2017, 11:12pm by Sam Wang

Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. https://t.co/WOEq1KdUnt — Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) December 8, 2017 This is quite novel. We are still waiting for the decision in Gill v. Whitford, this year’s big partisan-gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court. However, it turns out it’s just the first […]

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Tags: House · Redistricting

Fall Football Lecture: Can Math Help Fix Bugs in Democracy?

November 11th, 2017, 12:14pm by Sam Wang

During college football season, the Princeton Alumni Association hosts fall lectures for people who come back to campus for the home games. This morning I gave the pregame lecture for the Yale game. My topic: can math help repair partisan gerrymandering and the Electoral College? Great audience, great questions. There is no video available. However, […]

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Tags: President · Princeton · Redistricting · U.S. Institutions

Tomorrow on WPRB w/These Vibes Are Too Cosmic

November 6th, 2017, 9:17pm by Sam Wang

Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:45pm, I’ll go on WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM with Stevie Bergman, host of These Vibes Are Too Cosmic. Long-form college radio. She and her co-host Brian get great guests on scientific topics ranging from the paranormal to how alliances form on social media. It should be fun. NJ/PA area listeners and online […]

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Tags: 2018 Election · Redistricting

Today on WHYY Radio Times

October 19th, 2017, 5:18am by Sam Wang

Today at 10:00am Eastern, WHYY Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane will have me on to talk about partisan gerrymandering. Her other guest is Carol Kuniholm of Fair Districts PA. Pennsylvania is the largest gerrymandered state and there are several lawsuits brewing, so our discussion will be most timely. Listen to the show here!

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Tags: Redistricting

Politics & Polls: What I saw in the Supreme Court

October 12th, 2017, 5:16pm by Sam Wang

Julian Zelizer and I talk about partisan gerrymandering, what I saw when I attended oral argument in Gill v. Whitford, and what it means for reform efforts nationwide. All in the new Politics & Polls.

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Tags: Redistricting

Data Science in 30 Minutes: Partisan Gerrymandering

October 11th, 2017, 8:59pm by Sam Wang

Here’s a webinar on how data nerds can help fight partisan gerrymandering: You can help by joining state-level efforts, and by supporting our work.

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Tags: Redistricting

What the Supreme Court didn’t say…yet

October 3rd, 2017, 8:51pm by Sam Wang

This bingo card turns out to be a fairly apt explanation for what did, and did not, happen during oral arguments today. First, a bit of color: I sat behind Bill Whitford, and to his right was former California Governor Arnold Schwarznegger. In front of them was Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin. That was cool. Anyway, […]

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Tags: Redistricting

Gill v. Whitford

October 1st, 2017, 12:08pm by Sam Wang

On Tuesday at 10:00am, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Gill vs. Whitford, which concerns extreme partisan gerrymandering. Justice Ginsburg has suggested, with some justification I think, that this could be the most important case of the Court’s term. The tone and content of oral arguments are often predictive of […]

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Tags: Redistricting

Job opportunity – Computational Research Analyst, Gerrymandering and Redistricting

September 28th, 2017, 11:57pm by Sam Wang

The Gill v. Whitford oral argument gives new importance to this announcement. -Sam, 10/4/2017 The Princeton Gerrymandering Project is hiring! We’re looking for a computational research analyst to do geography-intensive calculations, test our simple statistical standards, and close loopholes in proposed reform efforts. It’s a full-time position, available immediately. Computational skills and an interest in […]

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