Last week, the U.S. The Census Bureau published its 2020 census results. The data’s publication rang a nationwide starting bell — as lawmakers now race to complete redistricting by the 2022 elections. For more, our producer Jonah Chester spoke with Sachin Chheda, the director and co-founder of the Fair Elections Project. Photo by Jonah Chester
Today, in a rally on the state capitol steps, lawmakers again called for a non-partisan redistricting process The coalition of Democratic lawmakers, joined by two Republicans, are resurfacing legislation that would let the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau draw the next decade’s electoral maps — instead of the Republican-controlled legislature. An identical set of proposals […]
Last week’s spring election in Wisconsin had the whole country talking about voter access and democracy during a public health crisis. Now that the results are in, Carousel spends the hour doing an election recap and analysis with Erin Forrest, executive director of Emerge Wisconsin, and Sachin Chheda, a partner at Nation Consulting and a political […]
On today’s show, host Carousel Bayrd explores two recently-decided Supreme Court cases on election law. In the first half, guest Sachin Chheda explains the partisan gerrymanding case Gill v. Whitford. He’s the Director of the Fair Elections Project, which organized and launched the lawsuit. In the second half, guest Robert Yablon explains the voters rolls […]
Just a few weeks ago, a federal court found Wisconsin’s redistricting map to be unconstitutionally partisan gerrymandered. Today, Carousel is joined by Douglas M. Poland, one of the lead attorneys in the case; Sachin Chheda, Director of the Fair Elections Project; and Wendy Sue Johnson, one of the plaintiffs in the case.