Are Republicans Winning Through the Gerrymander?

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It seems that gerrymandering -- the process of setting voting districts to the benefit of a certain party -- is as old as the electoral process itself.

For instance, Patrick Henry, the guy who’s known for saying Give me Liberty, or Give Me Death -- he tried to use it to sink James Madison’s run for congress back in 1788.

So the fact that Republicans have been busy redrawing district lines ever since 2010 when President Obama was two years into his first term, would appear to be nothing new… It’s just politics as usual.

Except that it isn’t. Journalist David Daley says redistricting has reached a level of sophistication so precise that it precludes democracy -- and hardly matters who the candidate is anymore.

Credits

Guest:
David Daley - journalist and author - @davedaley3

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer, Jenny Hamel, Katie Cooper