Gerrymandering and Political Gridlock on Capitol Hill

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Republicans warned about voter fraud in last year's elections, while Democrats said the big threat to a fair outcome was voter ID. But the real crime was gerrymandering, the re-drawing of Congressional district boundaries so that Republicans got a much bigger majority than they deserved. That's according to a Princeton scientist who wants the task of reapportionment every ten years transferred from state legislatures to independent commissions. Are the Red States of the South less Red than they appear to be? Is gerrymandering the reason Congress can't get anything done?

Credits

Guests:
Sam Wang - Princeton Election Consortium - @SamWangPhD, Anita Earls - Southern Coalition for Social Justice - @Anita_Earls, Tom Donlan - Barron's - @barronsonline, Eric McGhee - Public Policy Institute of California - @PPICNotes

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Evan George