Gerrymandering, Yellow Vests, and the NCAA Basketball Tourney | Skimm This | theSkimm

It’s March 18th. Happy Monday. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • The Supremes are hearing arguments on racial gerrymandering today. Back in 2018, a federal court took a look at Virginia’s district map and said, ‘hey this looks unconstitutional.’ The state took a red pen to the map. But now, Virginia Republicans are appealing. So we’re going deep on gerrymandering: what it is, and what it means for voters like you. Right in time for 2020.
  • The yellow vest protesters were back at it over the weekend with demonstrations in Paris. Things got trés rowdy. Now, the French gov is intro’ing new security measures to try and prevent more damage to iconic spots like the Champs-Elysees. We’ll remind you who these protesters are and what they’re so mad about.
  • The NCAA basketball tournament is set on the men’s side. Tonight, the women’s teams find out who made the cut. Translation: it’s time for your office bracket pool. We’ll tell you what to know.

theSkimm:

Gerrymandering: drawing district lines so that some people have more power at the polls. And a big talker ahead of the 2020 election. Today, the Supremes are hearing a Virginia case. And they’ll be hearing from a lot more states this year. So we’re breaking down what you need to know. Also on today’s episode: French yellow vest protesters are back at it, and the NCAA tournament is about to take over your water-cooler conversations.

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