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Thanks to a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision, we are now going through a redistricting process in PA. In the first Monroeville Public Library Science Adventure program of 2018, Dr. John F. Nagle, Professor Emeritus in the Physics Department at Carnegie Mellon University, will discuss the math and science of “Anti-Gerrymandering” — i.e., developing new methods of drawing legislative districts in ways that are more nearly fair to all political parties. Please join us for a discussion of how to make our legislative districting process fairer and more transparent!
Like many Pennsylvania voters, Professor Nagle was surprised in 2012 when thirteen Republicans were elected to Congress and only five Democrats, even though there were more votes statewide for the latter. At first it seemed to him that the remedy was obvious, as many reformers continue to believe. But since then he’s learned that it’s not really obvious at all. By studying the political science literature and undertaking his own investigations, including drawing and evaluating congressional maps for Pennsylvania, he has come to realize how very complex the issues are.
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