fsimmons at pcc.edu
Tue Feb 4 16:08:49 PST 2003
On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, Narins, Josh wrote:
> The only issue is the overall standard deviation between district
> sizes can sometimes be helped by _REDUCING_ the number of seats. FOr
> instance, at the last Apportionment (2000). Although 435 seats were given
> out, if only 432 had been, the standard deviation of district sizes would
> have been smaller.
Has anybody proposed that the number of seats float below the maximum in
order to take advantage of this possibility?
Then one could use a multidimensional analog to continued fraction
approximants for finding the most proportional representation.
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