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Justin Wright

Abstract

How does one decide how to divide states into congressional districts? Currently the state of New Hampshire is broken up into two congressional districts. These districts can be considered not “simple” shapes. Given the opportunity to redistrict the state, how would one make the districts “simpler” while maintaining equal population sizes in each district? We will start by looking at demographics and work our way up from there without the use of gerrymandering.

Start Date

12-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

12-4-2019 1:00 PM

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Dec 4th, 12:00 PM Dec 4th, 1:00 PM

Redistricting New Hampshire

How does one decide how to divide states into congressional districts? Currently the state of New Hampshire is broken up into two congressional districts. These districts can be considered not “simple” shapes. Given the opportunity to redistrict the state, how would one make the districts “simpler” while maintaining equal population sizes in each district? We will start by looking at demographics and work our way up from there without the use of gerrymandering.