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Dividing Lines: Redistricting the Geography of Representation
January 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Part three in our series, Dividing Lines, will focus on redistricting voters in California. Bedrosian faculty affiliate, Anthony Orlando, will speak with Christian Grose about research he co-authored, The California Citizens Redistricting Commission: Fair Maps, Voting Rights, and Diversity.
When California voters were told the state uses independent commissions to determine voter redistricting (which it does) and the process was explained to them, 73% of respondents thought the process was fair. But when they were told the state legislature draws the lines (which it doesn’t) just 32% thought the process was fair. Christian Grose will discuss why redistricting (moving dividing lines) is important.
Christian Grose is Associate Professor of Political Science, USC Dornsife and USC Price as well as Academic Director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute.
Anthony W. Orlando is Assistant Professor in the Finance, Real Estate, & Law Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.