Corpus ID: 65537036

Redistricting: Drawing the Line

  title={Redistricting: Drawing the Line},
  author={Sachet Bangia and C. Graves and Gregory Herschlag and H. S. Kang and J. Luo and Jonathan C. Mattingly and Robert J. Ravier},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
  • Sachet Bangia, C. Graves, +4 authors Robert J. Ravier
  • Published 2017
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • arXiv: Applications
  • We develop methods to evaluate whether a political districting accurately represents the will of the people. To explore and showcase our ideas, we concentrate on the congressional districts for the U.S. House of representatives and use the state of North Carolina and its redistrictings since the 2010 census. Using a Monte Carlo algorithm, we randomly generate over 24,000 redistrictings that are non-partisan and adhere to criteria from proposed legislation. Applying historical voting data to… CONTINUE READING
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