1) Do the pros of CA direct democracy outweigh the cons? Why or why not? Use at least one proposed ballot proposition from the November 2020 election to support your position (your response should include: What is direct democracy? How and why is it practiced in CA? What are the pros and cons of direct democracy? Do the pros outweigh the cons? Which ballot proposition are you choosing? Include a brief description of your proposition. Who supports your proposition? Who is opposed? Do you support the proposition? Why or why not?).
You may find relevant information on the ballot propositions here:
- 2)#What is reapportionment?
- What is redistricting? How is it done? Why?
- What is Gerrymandering? Is it a threat to democracy? Why or why not?
Please read and view the following before responding:
John Oliver. Gerrymandering:
The Hill. Schwarzenegger on Gerrymandering:
Washington Post. Gerrymandering and democracy:
US Supreme Court Partisan Gerrymandering Case. Rucho v. Common Cause (2019):
NPR. Supreme Court Rules Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts: