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Redistricting scholar talks competitiveness

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 12:10 pm in redistricting.

Public Policy Institute of California fellow Eric McGhee spoke Thursday night to the East Bay chapter of the League of California cities about the potential impacts of independent redistricting.

McGhee’s most interesting points centered around how to measure the success of the new maps in terms of creating more competitive districts winnable by either party.

Watch the video below. A link to McGhee’s slideshow is also below.

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  • Ralph Hoffmann

    Is this a really popular topic with the general public?

  • John W

    Define “general public.” The slice of the general public paying attention to redisticting probably mirrors those who vote in primaries and off-year elections.

  • Elwood

    I would say it’s only the political junkies (in whose ranks I include myself) who are even vaguely aware that such a thing as redistricting is taking place.