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June 7, 2022

IPPSR launches partisan advantage tracker

Ever wondered whether the electoral districts in your state are fair, or whether they favor one party at the expense of others?

Michigan State University Professor Jon X. Eguia posed that question too and recently released a newly built tool to help journalists, policy advocates, candidates, campaigns and citizens ask – and answer – the same question.

Eguia’s newly released Partisan Advantage Tracker, developed with MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, is a user-friendly way to measure partisan fairness in elections to the U.S. House of Representatives.

“The goal is to give the public a more scientific way to debate election outcomes,” said Eguia, who spent three months building the calculations that yield four different mathematical measures of fairness.

See the guest blog introducing the Partisan Advantage Tracker.

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