People hold signs during a rally to call for 'An End to Partisan Gerrymandering' at the US Supreme Court on October 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. | Leigh Vogel/Getty Images
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An Unbiased Algorithm Could Help Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering

Three psychology researchers have taken it upon themselves to solve the nationwide problem of partisan gerrymandering using a computer algorithm.

Published On 11/27/2017
10:39 PM EST
Olivia Guest, Frank J. Kanayet, and Bradley C. Love
Actual and computed district maps for Iowa (a, b) and North Carolina (c, d). Computed solutions are shown in green to the right of the actual congressional districts. Darker areas on the map (census tracts) are more densely populated. | Olivia Guest, Frank J. Kanayet, and Bradley C. Love