Can States Promote Minority Representation? Assessing the Effects of the California Voting Rights Act

  title={Can States Promote Minority Representation? Assessing the Effects of the California Voting Rights Act},
  author={Loren Collingwood and Sean Long},
  journal={Urban Affairs Review},
  pages={731 - 762}
One goal of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) is to broaden representation in largely White-controlled city councils state-wide by incentivizing cities to shift council electoral jurisdictions from at-large to single-member districts. However, little research has investigated whether the CVRA helped contribute to increased minority representation at the city level. This article employs matching and difference-in-difference methods to determine whether cities that switched to district… 

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