No maths for Europe: plus.maths.org/content/democra

Sadly, the EU parliament has passed up a chance to find a nice (or even not-so-nice) formula for its apportionment of seats to countries (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highest_ for several possible principled methods for doing this), instead opting for back-room deals and numbers pulled out of a hat.

@11011110 Ha! This thing seems to be quite a bit off mark - they don't seem to think even even once how populations of EU citizens are distributed across EU countries, and that an EU citizen residing in another country gets to choose the country to cast the vote for (either the one of citizenship or the one of residence).

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $\pi z^2 \times a$ jokes.

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