Is gerrymandering my fault?

Podcast producer, Galen Druke, finds out who's actually to blame.
1:35 | 06/25/18

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Competitive elections in America have been deaths over the past few decades. And oftentimes people points gerrymandering. Because. When you draw a district that is reliably. Red or live thing or not gonna happen on election. But this isn't all the politicians. You can only gerrymandered people who have already decided to meet in different parts of the state. Kenyon gerrymandered district that is just women are just mad. No because women and men lived together that's not the case but Democrats public. Democrats' posturing urban and some suburban areas and Republicans largely clustering in suburban and rural area. Once people separate themselves out it's easier to -- lines around. So. Our friends at the cook political report tried to figure out. How much of it. Increase in competitive elections is the responsibility of American voters themselves moving my feet and how much is the responsibility of Jerry. And it turns out that the lion's share of the responsibility. Actually goes to voters. It was something like 17%. With the responsibility of Jerry and the way that they figured out is being looked at the decline in competitive districts. After each round every district. And so while some of the decline is attributable to the wave that was desperate what's wrong. Districts just became less competitive on their because of decisions that Americans. And.

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