Redistricting: The Incumbent Protection Program

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photoElection 2002: Hailed as a GOP victory, but in truth a win for incumbents everywhere. With district lines drawn to prevent competitive races, in many states, going to the polls was nothing more than a symbolic exercise. Except in Iowa. The Hawkeye State is the last bastion of good government in America.


David J. Garrow, professor at the Emory University School of Law

Ed Cook, senior counsel at the Iowa Legislative Service Bureau

David Yepsen, political columnist, Des Moines Register

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on November 14, 2002.


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