By MyAntelopeValley Staff

City of Lancaster Citizen Elections Committee to Hear Analysis on Lancaster Elections

Monday, February 17, 2014

On February 18, the City of Lancaster's appointed citizen Elections Committee will hear a third party analysis from Voting Rights Act expert, Dr. Morgan Kousser. Dr. Kousser will provide the findings from his study examining the City of Lancaster's compliance with the California Voting Rights Act.

Voting Rights Act expert, Dr. Morgan Kousser boasts an extensive background in voting rights and redistricting law. Dr. Kousser has consulted or testified in twenty-five federal and seven state cases regarding voting rights and redistricting. A graduate of both Yale and Princeton, Dr. Kousser has been an instructor at the California Institute of Technology since 1969. He has also authored several books and numerous scholarly articles and reviews on minority voting rights, race relations, political history, educational discrimination, and quantitative methods.

The study was requested by the City Council, on the recommendation of the City's Elections Committee to undertake an examination of Lancaster's compliance with the California Voting Rights Act. The committee is chaired by local attorney, Steven Derryberry, who is joined by commissioners Ed Galindo, Cassandra Harvey, Darren Parker, and Kitty Szeto.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 18, at noon in the City Council Chambers (44933 Fern Avenue.) The public is welcome to attend.

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