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Sheldon Jacobson - Civics Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dr. Sheldon Jacobson, the director of UIUC’s Institute for Computational Redistricting and the Bedtime Research Institute, discuss his work on analyzing political maps drawn by state legislatures. He looks at the issue of gerrymandering, especially 'cracking and packing' techniques and their impact on the growing number of uncontested or non-competitive races in Illinois for Congress, the Illinois Senate and the state House of Representatives. He also discusses using algorithms to predict Presidential and US Senate races and the importance of data literacy. 

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Gerrymandering Using Cracking and Packing


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