Understanding Voting Patterns and Interactions with Gerrymandering

Project Summary

Martin Guo (MIDS), Dani Trejo (CS), James Wang (CS/Math), and Grayson York (Math/CS) spent ten weeks building tools to understand voting patterns and gerrymandering of districts in North Carolina. They used dimension reduction techniques to cluster different elections into common groups, and they tested various methods for generating synthetic elections for comparison.

 

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This project is part of an ongoing set of projects by the sponsoring faculty around Voting, Gerrymandering and Democracy. See their blog ( https://sites.duke.edu/quantifyinggerrymandering/) for more information and projects from previous years of Data+ and Bass Connections.


Project Leads: Greg Herschlag, Jonathan Mattingly

Themes and Categories
Year
2021
Contact
Paul Bendich
Mathematics
bendich@math.duke.edu

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