Democrats’ Gerrymandering Dilemma
Do you forfeit the game just when you’re taking the lead?
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With the results of the 2020 census in hand, all 50 states have begun the process of redistricting. Extremely thin margins in the House of Representatives mean that this hyperlocal process has big implications on the balance of power at a national scale.
After aggressive Republican gerrymandering in the 2011 redistricting cycle, many Democrats came out in favor of creating nonpartisan commissions to draw new voting maps. But how much of a moderating force are they really? And what happens if either side decides not to play by the commissions’ rules?
Guest: Nick Riccardi, a Western political writer for AP.
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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.