Gerrymandering is a blight on democracy, but it’s not too late to reverse it.

We Have Gerrymandering to Thank for Minority Rule

We Have Gerrymandering to Thank for Minority Rule

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 28 2018 9:06 PM

Gerrymandering and You

County-cutting has given us only one clear winner so far, and it’s not the Democratic Party (or the country).

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Demonstrators gather at the Supreme Court during Gill v. Whitfordto call for an end to partisan gerrymandering on Oct. 3 in Washington.

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