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Can Mathematics Map the Way Toward Less-Bizarre Elections?

Science  13 Feb 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5916, pp. 874
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5916.874a

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At the Joint Mathematics Meetings, speakers discussed ideas ranging from pie-in-the-sky theoretical to crust-on-the-ground practical for dealing with the perennially fraught issue of deciding which voters get to reelect which members of the various legislative bodies.