Voting methods and logistics, and
This is the process of equitably assigning a fixed number of legislators to a lesser number of political subdivisions. In the United States, 435 congressional districts must be apportioned to 50 states with each state receiving at least one district. The method of rounding to an integer solution influences the political result.
Balinski and Young (1982) have provided an exceptional mathematical analysis of the issue along with an historical, nontechnical exposition. In 1791, following the first U.S. census, Jefferson and Hamilton proposed alternative methods for...
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