Tag: gerrymandering

  • Mathematicians are deploying algorithms to stop gerrymandering

    Mathematicians are deploying algorithms to stop gerrymandering

    For decades, one of those users was Thomas Hofeller, “the Michelangelo of the modern gerrymander,” long the Republican National Committee’s official redistricting director, who died in 2018. Gerrymandering schemes include “cracking” and “packing”—scattering votes for one party across districts, thus diluting their power, and stuffing like-minded voters into a single district, wasting the power they […]