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Minority Voter Distributions and Partisan Gerrymandering

@article{Chen2019MinorityVD,
  title={Minority Voter Distributions and Partisan Gerrymandering},
  author={Jiahua Chen and Aneesha Manne and Rebecca Mendum and Poonam Sahoo and Alicia Yang},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1911.09792}
}
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… 

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