Lunch Bites: Congressional Redistricting

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Date(s) - Tue, Sep 21, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Event Description

The 1812 Massachusetts district map was drawn to favor candidates of then-Governor Elbridge Gerry’s Democratic-Republican Party; some likened the shape to a salamander.

After every census, our states redraw the boundaries of their Congressional districts, greatly impacting our elections and representation in Congress. With redistricting set again for this year, we examine the history–and controversies–of this important Constitutional process, and what we can expect when the lines are again redrawn. Joining us for this webinar are two of Washington’s preeminent political observers: Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, and David Hawkings, a longtime Capitol Hill journalist and founder of The Fulcrum. Registration is free and open to the public at the link below.