Michael Latner

Kendall Science Fellow

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Michael Latner is a Kendall Voting Rights Fellow with the Center for Science and Democracy. His research focuses on political representation and electoral systems. His most recent work has focused on redistricting and gerrymandering in the United States, and the impact of electoral administrative law on political participation. Michael holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Irvine, and is a professor of political science at California State Polytechnic University, where he recently directed the Masters in Public Policy program. See Michael's full bio.

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A Call to Action on the Voting Rights Act

The times call for a Third Reconstruction. Read more >

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COVID-19 Election Update: Will the Senate be Complicit in Electoral Disaster?

We will eventually recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but our democracy may never recover from a major electoral disaster. Read more >

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How Presidents Are Elected: A Guide for the Perplexed

This is why no president has ever delayed or postponed an election. Read more >

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New UCS Analysis: How to Protect Democracy and Public Health During 2020 Election

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have kept us from celebrating Independence Day as we should, we still have time to protect the foundation of our democracy: voting. Read more >

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How Do We Vote in the COVID-19 Era? California Carves a Path Forward

The country has a long way to go, but California is providing a path to a safe and secure election. Read more >

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