How Gerrymandering is Reshaping Politics

Recording: How Gerrymandering is Reshaping Politics, Mar 11, 2018

Speakers

Justin Levitt

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Vann R Newkirk II

The Atlantic

Allison Riggs

Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Every 10 years, states redraw voting districts in order to keep up with a changing population. But the very politicians who will be elected by the maps draw them, meaning there's strong incentive to create districts that maximize political advantage and, in the process, dilute the will of voters and destroy democracy. How has this gerrymandering affected politics today, and how can we work to stop it in 2020?

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Government
Level: Beginner