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Dept of Math & Stats Colloquium
Start Date: 4/18/2018Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 4/18/2018

Event Description:
"The Efficiency Gap, Voter Turnout, and the Efficiency Principle" by Ellen Veomett, Ph.D., Saint Mary's College
Seminar location: MH 320
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - MacQuarrie Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Dr. Tim Hsu
Phone: 408-924-5071
Additional Information
Recently, scholars from law and political science have introduced metrics which use only election outcomes (and not district geometry) to assess the presence of partisan gerrymandering. The most high-profile example of such a tool is the efficiency gap, which was used in Gill v. Whitford, the Supreme Court Case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin. The efficiency gap is a number that uses the concept of a 'wasted vote' and is intended to indicate when gerrymandering may have occurred.
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