Congressional Redistricting And The Electoral College

Congressional Redistricting And The Electoral College

Virginia Republicans have launched the latest congressional redistricting effort, a strategy which many say contributes to partisan gridlock in Washington. Please join us to discuss the politics of gerrymandering and proposed changes to the Electoral College.

Virginia Governor Bob Mcdonnell has come out against a state senate proposal on the Electoral College. It would have shifted Virginia from a winner take all system to one with votes based on congressional district results. However, another Virginia GOP plan, one to redraw the state’s congressional districts lines is still on the table. It's move that would shore up their party’s strength in the state. Changing district lines to favor the party in power is not a new idea, but in recent years it’s been, for the most part, a Republican tactic. Please join us to talk about what new election rules may mean for election results and our government.

Guests

Rob Richie

executive director, FairVote

Amy Walter

national editor, Cook Political Report

John Farrell

contributing editor, National Journal and author of "Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned" (2011)

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