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).

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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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.