Using Math to Optimize Your Party's Outcome: PCDO Membership Meeting

Oct 16 2016 7:30 pm

"Using Math to Optimize Your Party's Outcome in a Crazy Election Year"


Samuel S.H. “Sam” Wang will speak on the topic “Using Math to Optimize Your Party’s Outcome in a Crazy Election Year" and focus particularly on Congressional races in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District and Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.

In New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District (Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties), incumbent Scott Garrett (R) will face Josh Gottheimer (D). According to, Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District (Bucks and Montgomery Counties) is the only competitive U.S. House race in the state. Heading into the election are incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick (R) and Steve Santarsiero (D).

Sam Wang is founder of the Princeton Election Consortium at Since 2004, the Princeton Election Consortium has analyzed political races with a high degree of accuracy. He has written about elections, voting rights, and gerrymandering for The New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, American Prospect, and the New Republic.

He is also a professor at Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute and in the Department of Molecular Biology. His research focuses on the cerebellum's influence on cognitive development and autism.


Sunday, October 16th

Suzanne Patterson Center

(behind Monument Hall)

45 Stockton Street


Doors Open at 7:00 PM

Program Starts at 7:30 PM


The Suzanne Patterson Center is located at 45 Stockton Street, behind Monument Hall in Princeton. 


Free parking is available. Light refreshments will be served.


This meeting is open to the public—BRING A FRIEND!!!