Democracy & Elections Under Stress: A Discussion with Trevor Potter of the Campaign Legal Center

The Purple Principle

Trevor Potter (a former Chariman of the Federal Election Commission) describes how the long-practiced art of gerrymandering has become a polarizing science in the age of big data. Potter’s nonpartisan group, the CLC, is working to combat gerrymandering through litigation and the establishment of independent redistricting commissions at the state level. Potter also outlines CLC initiatives in campaign finance transparency and ranked choice voting. Trevor Potter (General Counsel to John’s McCain’s presidential campaigns) comments on attempts by the Trump campaign to block and overturn 2020 election results in several pivotal states. 

Listen to the full podcast here.