Democracy Debrief: Redistricting

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Texas state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at maps on display prior to a Senate Redistricting committee hearing in Austin, Texas.

Is gerrymandering the root of political polarization in the United States? Jowei Chen, associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan, and David Weigel, national politics reporter for the Washington Post, offer their views on how election districts are drawn and efforts by parties and reformers to control the process.