In April 2019, our local allies at the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County (LWV-BMC) moderated and recorded a panel discussion about redistricting reform.
A Conversation about Redistricting (20:26)
Participants: Elaine Gaul, Chaz Mottinger, Jim Allison, Vicki Polansky
Redistricting, left to state legislators, opens us to partisan “gerrymandering,” whereby the dominant party draws the new district maps to its political advantage by packing opposition voters into a few districts while spreading its own among more districts. That way the opposition scores big wins in its handful of districts, while the dominant party scores smaller wins in many more. This podcast conversation revolves around the problems of redistricting in Indiana.