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PDF logo An impossibility theorem for gerrymandering

by Boris Alexeev and Dustin G. Mixon

Abstract

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently deliberating over whether a proposed mathematical formula should be used to detect unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. We show that in some cases, this formula will only flag bizarrely shaped districts as potentially constitutional.

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Boris Alexeev and Dustin G. Mixon
An impossibility theorem for gerrymandering

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