Good Law | Bad Law #49 - Gerrymandering, W/ State Senator Daylin Leach
Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast series Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by State Senator Daylin Leach.
Daylin Leach, a former attorney, is State Senator in Pennsylvania’ 17thSenatorial District and is running for Congress in the 7th Congressional District. State Senator Leach is known for being one of the most liberal members of the Pennsylvania Legislature and he is proud of that distinction.
In our discussion today, we talk about gerrymandering in our country and what it means for voters. State Senator Leach explains “packing and cracking,” which are the two ways a district can be gerrymandered. “Packing” he explained, is when all one parties voters are stuffed into one district so that party has an overwhelming majority. This leaves less of that party’s voters in the other districts making it harder for them to win. “Cracking” on the other hand, is when one party tries to spread all of the other party’s voters out over many districts. This again, leaves fewer voters in each district.
In addition to gerrymandering, we also talk about the state of the opioid crisis in our country and the White House commission led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. We talk about proposed solutions and break down what they are really proposing.
Join us for this intriguing conversation with the always controversial – and funny – State Senator Leach.
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Host: Aaron Freiwald
Guest: Daylin Leach
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