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  • What now with gerrymandering? Are algorithms part of the answer?

    The Supreme Court punted on the issue of partisan gerrymandering in a June 18 ruling, but left the door open to future court action, says Wendy K. Tam Cho, a professor of political science, statistics, math and law at Illinois. She hopes to be part of the solution with research that employs algorithms and supercomputers to draw nonpartisan maps.

    The Supreme Court “punted” on the issue of partisan gerrymandering in a June 18 ruling, but left the door open to future court action, says Wendy K. Tam Cho, a professor of political science, statistics, math and law at Illinois. She hopes to be part of the solution with research that employs algorithms and supercomputers to draw nonpartisan maps.

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  • Editor’s note:

    To reach Wendy Tam Cho, call 217-333-9588; email wendycho@illinois.edu.

    A 3-minute Vox video from April 2017 explains Cho and Liu’s gerrymandering research and can be found here.

    Their research also is the subject of a 2016 paper in the Election Law Journal and they were co-authors on a recent paper for the William & Mary Law Review.