A Fix for Gerrymandering in Utah?
Tuesday, we’re talking about a proposed ballot initiative aimed at addressing perceived flaws in how Utah draws its electoral districts. Redrawing district lines to benefit the political party in power, AKA gerrymandering, is almost as old as America itself. But the bi-partisan organizers behind the initiative say the way electoral boundaries are drawn in Utah allows politicians to choose their voters, when it should be the other way around. We’ll talk about their efforts, and we hope to hear from you, too.
- Robert Gehrke is a columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune. His column about gerrymandering in Utah appeared in the July 5 edition of the newspaper.
- Tim Chambless is a professor of political science affiliated with the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.