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The geekiest bill before the New Hampshire legislature this year has to be HB320, which would take the process of redistricting (redrawing boundaries for legislators and senators) away from humans and give it to optimization software in an attempt to avoid the partisan wrangling that has helped bring governance to a halt in America.

My Monitor column discusses it here, so why don’t you click on through and read it?

The column mentions an incredibly interesting summer course coming to Tufts University – Geometry of Redistricting, which has the goal of “training mathematicians to be expert witnesses for court cases on redistricting and gerrymandering.”



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