Welcome to The Primer!
For this episode, UPC writers Michael Orton and Alex Cragun join Curtis to discuss the ideas behind redistricting and gerrymandering.
What is gerrymandering? Or a portmanteau for that matter? You can learn it all here. We talk about the methods of gerrymandering, along with how and why lawmakers may take the important process of redistricting and turn it into a gerrymander.
Here are some of the resources mentioned in today’s show:
Off the cuff remarks requiring correction or clarification:
- There are 435 seats in Congress, not 425.
- The average Utah House seat has roughly 37,000 people in it, Senate 95,000. Numbers listed were rough voter turnout in good years.
Today’s closing song: On the Border – Eagles