Back in 2012, I had a go at doing some stand-up comedy on the maths of US presidential elections for Bright Club (a public engagement scheme for academics). Given that the US is currently careering headlong into another election, it seems a good time to post the video, along with a brief discussion of the maths (or possibly an apology for the maths):
The 82000 sequence is still generating interest.
The sequence has also made it into the Online Encyclopaedia of Integer Sequences, as A258107!
This equation has a rather beautiful property:
Can you work out what it is?
Find out HERE.