Video: Assessing California’s Redistricting Commission Mary Severance March 21 2018 In a radical departure, California empowered an independent commission to create new electoral maps. A new PPIC report assesses the maps' fairness and competitiveness to both major political parties.
Partisan Gerrymandering and the Role of Social Science in the Courts Eric McGhee October 23 2017 The Supreme Court has invited social science to play an unusually significant role in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case.
Three Lessons About California’s Election Reforms Daniel Krimm, Eric McGhee November 5 2014 California got its second taste of two important reforms yesterday: legislative and congressional districts drawn by an independent redistricting commission and a "top-two” primary system. How did they do this time around?
Electoral Reforms Face New Test Eric McGhee May 15 2014 California’s political reforms—redistricting and the top-two primary—were meant to shake up the status quo, and in 2012, they didn’t disappoint. Things are calmer in this year’s legislative and congressional races.