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Gobbledygook 101: Buttercup Petals and Partisan Gerrymandering

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


What do all these phenomena have in common with partisan gerrymandering?
Tools developed over a century ago can help us detect and limit partisan gerrymandering today. Maps and geometry by themselves won’t do the job. Find out why in our new Vox explainer.

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

Tags: Redistricting

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