In recent years, reformers have sought to heal the partisanship that divides our nation while making our elections fairer and more representative.
Two important reforms that have gained steam are redistricting reform and open primaries with a top-two runoff. Proponents argue that each of these reforms would take power out of the hands of the legislators, established political parties, and special interests and return it to the people.
We sat down with Dr. Christian Grose, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Southern California, to talk about his research on these reforms for the Schwarzenegger Institute.
We explore his analyses of gerrymandering, false majorities, and the impact that both redistricting reform and open primary systems have on our elections.