Political Science Professor Weighs in on Local Distric Election Rules

Friday, July 12, 2013

Political science professor Eric Lindgren was recently interviewed for the Los Angeles NPR affiliate, KPCC, about a push in the City of Whittier to use the California Voting Rights Act to change how voters elect local officials.

Lindgren, who  has studied voting patterns in Whittier, says that the city is among dozens in California that are "ripe for challenges of their at-large elections."

"There are nine cities I identified that have majority-minority populations with zero representation on city councils and Whittier is one of those, and then there are an additional 15 cities that have only one," said Lindgren on KPCC.

Click here to read and listen to the entire interview.