How Mathematicians Are Fighting to Save the American Democracy

Mathematicians are working to combat partisan gerrymandering.

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day November 04, 2008, at Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia. Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

The political strife that defines today's America derives its energy from the feeling among many that their voices are not being heard. By and large, Americans do not trust Congress and often vote to send a message, hoping to get their opinions represented. The reality is that the political parties do all they can to stay in power, with achieving fairness and democracy not their primary goals.

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