July 22, 2019: Election Security In 2020; Prison Inmate Gerrymandering

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has appointed Shelby Pierson as the country's first election threats executive. State election chiefs are also reviewing the safety of their election systems ahead of 2020, and some are calling for more money to strengthen their defenses. We speak with New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. Also, advocates are trying to end a type of gerrymandering, called "prison gerrymandering," where prisoners are counted as living at the prison instead of their home addresses. The result is an inflated constituent count in prison districts, while the communities where the prisoners lived are under-represented. Some states are trying to ban it. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 22, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on July 22, 2019.


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