Here We Go Again: Redistricting, Politics and Voter Choice
Briefing paper on redistricting and videos from Redistricting 101 event
Redistricting 101: What you need to know to get involved
Videos from April 6, 2011 event featuring an Arizona panel discussing the state's redistricting process - past and present - as well guest speakers Justin Levitt and Michael McDonald.
House Speaker Kirk Adams and Senate President Russell Pearce, both Mesa Republicans, recently called into question the screening committee for selecting nominations for the Independent Redistricting Commission.
Many Arizonans may be unfamiliar with the process of selecting the five commissioners who will draw the lines that determine congressional and legislative districts, often essentially predetermining winners and losers according to party in so-called "safe districts" that are either overwhelmingly Republican or Democratic.
In Here We Go Again: Redistricting, Politics and Voter Choice, Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow David R. Berman explains the process, its recent history, the continuing influence of politics and the original intention of voters who removed the exercise from legislators and entrusted it to an independent commission.
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