Episode 56: Gerrymandering
In the first segment, Kelly speaks with Nicholas Stephanopolous, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School and an Attorney in the North Carolina and Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering lawsuits currently under review in the US Supreme Court, about using the efficiency gap to measure partisan gerrymandering. (00:25-22:25)
In the second segment, Sophy and Kelly talk to Catherine Turcer, the Executive Director for Common Cause Ohio and a leader of Fair Districts=Fair Elections in Ohio, about efforts to pass Issue One in Ohio in May to end partisan gerrymandering in Congressional districts in Ohio. (23:10-41:25)
In the third segment, Sophy speaks with Steven Schafersman, a retired scientist and political candidate in Texas, about the history of gerrymandering and its context in the larger picture of voter suppression in Texas. (42:30-1:02:30)
- Stephanopoulos, Nicholas O., and Eric M. McGhee. "Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap." The University of Chicago Law Review 82, no. 2 (2015): 831-900.
- All About Redistricting
- The Atlas of Redistricting
- Fair Districts = Fair Elections Coalition
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