On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with award-winning historian Nancy MacLean about minority rule. In her book, Democracy in Chains, she explores how billionaires like the Koch brothers have shaped the US judicial system.
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss gerrymandering. In 2012, House Democrats got 1.4 million more votes than Republicans, but because of gerrymandering, Republicans won control of the House by a 234 to 201 margin.
On this edition of Your Call, we examine partisan voting districts. In 2012, Republicans held the House even though they got 1.4 million fewer votes than Democrats. Republicans also won majorities in states across the country even though more voters backed Democrats. Why? Gerrymandering.
On the next Your Call, what's next for North Carolina? The Republican legislature has passed last-minute legislation aimed at stripping powers from incoming Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and the state's Supreme Court.