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Entries Tagged as 'Redistricting'

Run across NY-10 in 60 seconds!

April 22nd, 2022, 9:49pm by Sam Wang

Tomorrow (Saturday) at 7:30am Eastern, tune in to CBS Saturday morning/. I’ll show Brook Silva around a place in Brooklyn where you can see three Congressional districts in the space of one city block…and the city block has no registered voters! Tomorrow on #CBSSaturdayMorning, @Brook takes a look at all the different slivers of Brooklyn […]

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Gerrymandering discussion on campus tonight – Whig-Clio 6:00pm

March 28th, 2022, 2:31pm by Sam Wang

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A bipartisan agreement on New Jersey legislative redistricting

February 23rd, 2022, 4:34pm by Sam Wang

Last Friday at the State House in Trenton, after a week of tough but civil negotiations between the five Republican and five Democratic members of the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission, the Commission adopted a new legislative map with a bipartisan vote of 9 to 2. Negotiations were led by Commission Co-Chairs LeRoy J. Jones, […]

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Redistricting in Virginia goes to special masters

November 22nd, 2021, 7:05am by Sam Wang

Despite negative news coverage of redistricting, there’s a lot of hope (see my recent Twitter thread), especially compared with a decade ago. In particular, Virginia is looking up. Although the commission deadlocked, the law now assigns the job to the Virginia state Supreme Court. The Court has appointed two Special Masters, Bernard Grofman and Sean […]

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Data Showcases Weaknesses in Proposed Georgia Congressional Map

September 30th, 2021, 3:51pm by Sam Wang

First, Quick Observations The draft Georgia Congressional map received a C overall in our Redistricting Report Card, a project of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project and RepresentUS.   The map received a C in Partisan Fairness, with an advantage to Republicans, with an expected delegation of 9 Republicans and 5 Democrats. 

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We need your help in North Carolina

August 11th, 2021, 1:48pm by Zachariah Sippy

This week, the Princeton Gerrymandering Project launched our Redistricting Report Card, in partnership with RepresentUS. This project scores proposed redistricting maps on their geographic features, competitiveness, and partisan fairness, while also providing an in-depth view of the estimated partisanship and minority composition of each district in the plan.  Our tool runs on a robust algorithm […]

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One more week to win an iPad and the Great American Map-Off!

June 7th, 2021, 6:01pm by Sam Wang

For more information about the competition, click here. All submissions are due by 11:59PM EDT on June 15, 2021.

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What is differential privacy and could it affect redistricting?

June 2nd, 2021, 5:05pm by Zachariah Sippy

In March, Alabama sued the U.S. Department of Commerce. At the heart of their suit is the claim that the Census Bureau’s disclosure avoidance system— designed to protect the privacy of census respondents, inhibits the state from accurately redistricting. Alabama, along with more than 15 other states, has argued that the Bureau’s privacy scheme is […]

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In Monday’s new apportionment, who will lose, Alabama or New York?

April 24th, 2021, 12:34pm by Sam Wang

On Monday afternoon at 3 p.m., the Commerce Department is expected to release the new apportionment from the 2020 Census. It will be posted here, and there will be a press conference on Census Live. Generally, southwestern states will win Congressional seats; the northeast and California will lose. There’s some uncertainty as to whether Alabama […]

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Building Democracy Back Better With Larry Lessig

April 20th, 2021, 8:43pm by Sam Wang

I had a great conversation with Prof. Larry Lessig on his podcast, Another Way. We talked about the inequalities produced by gerrymandering and the Electoral College, and what Congress and the states can do to fight back. Please listen!

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