NPR: Planet Money Podcast: #845: REDMAP
June 15, 2018 2:58 PM - Subscribe

Meet the man who figured out how to reshape national politics by making tiny investments in the smallest of places.

This episode is the first in a small series examining (American) elections and how they can be gamed. You can listen to the episodes in any order.

The book mentioned in the show is David Daley’s Ratfucked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count.
posted by Monochrome (2 comments total)
This podcast was a great summary of REDMAP. The referenced book Ratfucked is terrific. If you don't have time to read it, the review in the New Yorker can give you a summary of what's in it.

Unfortunately the Supreme Court just punted on the two cases about partisan gerrymandering they had heard this year. It's a huge disappointment. The way looks clear for more egregious partisan gerrymandering in 2020.
posted by Nelson at 5:20 PM on June 19, 2018 [1 favorite]

Episode page for #845
posted by Monochrome at 9:02 AM on June 23, 2019

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