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Minority Voter Distributions and Partisan Gerrymandering

  title={Minority Voter Distributions and Partisan Gerrymandering},
  author={Jiahua Chen and Aneesha Manne and Rebecca Mendum and Poonam Sahoo and Alicia Yang},
Many people believe that it is disadvantageous for members aligning with a minority party to cluster in cities, as this makes it easier for the majority party to gerrymander district boundaries to diminish the representation of the minority. We examine this effect by exhaustively computing the average representation for every possible $5\times 5$ grid of population placement and district boundaries. We show that, in fact, it is advantageous for the minority to arrange themselves in clusters, as… 

Clustering and expected seat-share for district maps

  • K. Tapp
  • Economics
    Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods
  • 2021
Abstract In the context of modern sampling methods for redistricting, we define a natural measurement of the clustering of a political party, and we study how clustering affects the expected election



Voting Rights Act of 1965

Counting Nonomino Tilings and Other Things of that Ilk .

Some time during 2009 I received a question about the Grand Time Sudoku that appeared in [1]. The correspondent asked if this puzzle was the result of an exhaustive search over all possible 9×9

Locating the Representational Baseline: Republicans in Massachusetts

Republican candidates often receive between 30 and 40 percent of the two-way vote share in statewide elections in Massachusetts. For the last three Census cycles, MA has held 9-10 seats in the House

Gerrymandering metrics: How to measure? What's the baseline?

This note outlines three intellectually distinct but not mutually exclusive strategies for measuring partisan gerrymandering: partisan symmetry, efficiency gap, and algorithmic sampling.

Unintentional Gerrymandering: Political Geography and Electoral Bias in Legislatures

While conventional wisdom holds that partisan bias in U.S. legislative elections results from intentional partisan and racial gerrymandering, we demonstrate that substantial bias can also emerge from

Common Cause et al

  • 2019

Voting Rights Act of

  • The Cambridge Guide to African American History
  • 1965