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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
Email: tim.hsu@sjsu.edu
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Abstract:
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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