Population paradox

Forest Simmons 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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