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Your Call: How redrawing America’s political map locked in GOP dominance

Jun 21, 2016

On the June 22nd edition of Your Call, Salon’s Editor in Chief David Daley discusses his new book, Rat F**ked, The True Story Behind The Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy.

Daley examines how Republicans are rigging democracy through redistricting. In 2010, Karl Rove wrote: When you draw the lines, you make the rules. It worked. Republicans gained nearly 700 new seats and set the stage for unprecedented gerrymandering. Their so-called REDMAP program has radically altered the country’s electoral map. What are the implications for decades to come? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

David Daley, author of Rat F**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

Politico: The Key to Winning Down-Ballot Races, The presidential race looms large in the Senate, House and governors contests

Wall Street Journal: Democrats’ Review Finds Party Ignored Congressional and State Races at Dire Cost, Since 2008, party has lost seats in House and Senate and in state legislatures

Washington Post: The GOP Targets State Legislatures, He who controls redistricting can control Congress