Corpus ID: 15390199

Redistricting and the Will of the People

@article{Mattingly2014RedistrictingAT,
  title={Redistricting and the Will of the People},
  author={Jonathan Mattingly and Chris Vaughn},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  year={2014}
}
  • J. Mattingly, C. Vaughn
  • Published 29 October 2014
  • Sociology, Physics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: Physics and Society
We introduce a non-partisan probability distribution on congressional redistricting of North Carolina which emphasizes the equal partition of the population and the compactness of districts. When random districts are drawn and the results of the 2012 election were re-tabulated under the drawn districtings, we find that an average of 7.6 democratic representatives are elected. 95% of the randomly sampled redistrictings produced between 6 and 9 Democrats. Both of these facts are in stark contrast… Expand
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