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Your Call: How gerrymandering undermines democracy

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We’ll revisit out conversation about gerrymandering and how it shapes the US electoral map.

This fall, the Supreme Court will hear a case from Wisconsin. This could decide whether gerrymandered election maps, which favor one political party over another, violate the constitution.

The decision could have major implications on future elections. How does gerrymandering work and what can be done to ensure fair and free elections?

Guest:

David Daley, senior fellow at FairVote and author of Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy

Web Resources:

Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy

Salon: This is how the GOP rigged Congress: The secret plan that handcuffed Obama’s presidency, but backfired in Donald Trump

The Atlantic: How Democrats Gerrymandered Their Way to Victory in Maryland

The Washington Post: This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see