The electoral landscape in the United States is a constantly shifting system of electoral behaviors and institutional rules. Redistricting – the redrawing of district lines after the census – is a highly partisan, contentious part of this process. The outcome of redistricting significantly impacts the electoral landscape, and has an important effect on how representation and the competitiveness of states during presidential elections is understood.
On Monday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m., Shenandoah University Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Romano, Ph.D., and Washington, D.C.-based attorney Matthew Hardin will discuss the impact of federal law and changes to the Virginia electoral map on the 2016 Presidential Election, as well as representation in the state. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Health & Life Sciences Building, Halpin Rotunda, on Shenandoah University’s main campus. A question and answer session will follow.
Dr. Romano earned his Ph.D. in political science in 2014 from Western Michigan University. His research focuses on the impact of representation and political rhetoric on voting behavior in the United States.
Hardin received his J.D. in 2014 from Appalachian School of Law. His practice focuses on educating the public about environmental policy-related issues.