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Republicans’ Down-Ballot Power Grab

2021 redistricting could entrench Republican gerrymanders for 10 more years.


Episode Notes

Even though the 2020 presidential race has been called for Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is still baselessly asserting that he is the true winner. His accusations of voter fraud may give Republican-held legislatures all the ammo they need to further infringe on voting rights.

Guest: Ari Berman, senior writer for Mother Jones.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, Danielle Hewitt, and Elena Schwartz. With help from Frannie Kelley.


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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.