Does the Shrinking Center Cause Gerrymandering?
Clip: Debaters David Daley and Chris Jankowski discuss whether a shrinking political center increases gerrymandering, rather than the other way around.
The Gerrymandering Narrative
Clip: Debaters David Daley, Caroline Fredrickson, and Nolan McCarty consider whether a popular belief that gerrymandering results in unrepresentative government is itself causing greater political polarization.
Politicians Do Not Represent the Center
Clip: Debaters David Daley and Caroline Fredrickson argue that low turnout primaries and uncompetitive general elections elect politicians who do not represent the political center.
States Without Gerrymandering
Clip: Caroline Fredrickson argues that congressional districts designed by nonpartisan committees experience less political polarization than those that are gerrymandered.
The Mapmaker's Mission
Clip: David Daley explains how better data and technology has made gerrymandering so much more effective in the past decade.
Long-Term Political Trends
Clip: Nolan McCarty argues that long-term cultural and demographic trends are responsible for political polarization, not gerrymandering.