Category Archives: Brian Olson

How do we get rid of Gerrymandering?

A new follower of this blog from Texas wrote me recently asking what he could do to help get rid of Gerrymandering. It is a really good question- one that I wish I could answer better. But let me take … Continue reading

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Brian Olson’s approach to Hands-Off Redistricting

I ended my last post with a reference to Brian Olson and the work he is doing to test and implement Hands-Off Redistricting algorithms of various kinds, and the success he seems to be having with his most recent work. … Continue reading

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Hands-Off Redistricting and Minority Voices

One of the most common responses I get to the idea of Hands-Off Redistricting is that – though people are uniformly disgusted with gerrymandering – they are concerned that automated approaches might lead to their own set of unintentional injustices. … Continue reading

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