‘From dark art to dark science’: the evolution of digital gerrymandering
Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a law professor at Harvard, said that algorithms might help mapmakers explore possibilities that they might not have considered on their own. “An algorithm can help if you want to do a lot of things at once. If you want to do a maximal gerrymander and you want it to look pretty nice, and you want to respect county and municipality boundaries, then an algorithm can be helpful in identifying certain solutions that a human just might not stumble on to,” he said.
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