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  • Congressional redistricting less contentious when resolved using computer algorithm

    Researchers Sheldon H. Jacobson, right, and Douglass M. King developed a new computer algorithm that may offer state legislators a new solution to the contentious task of congressional redistricting.

    Researchers Sheldon H. Jacobson, left, and Douglas M. King developed a new computer algorithm that may offer state legislators a new solution to the contentious task of congressional redistricting.

    L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Sheldon H. Jacobson, call 217-244-7275; shj@illinois.edu.

    To reach Douglass M. King, call 217-244-8813; dmking@illinois.edu.

    The paper “The Geo-Graph in practice: Creating United States congressional districts from census blocks” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1007/s10589-017-9936-3