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Gerrymandering in North Carolina

Last month I caught up with Bob Phillips, Executive Director of Common Cause, North Carolina. We talked about the battle to end gerrymandering in his state, and how it fits into the story that's playing out in state and federal courts across the nation.

This episode also includes a quick primer on redistricting: what it is, what's it's meant to accomplish, and how it got so (literally) twisted.

Listen below, or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Google Play.

SHOW NOTES

  • Here's the article I mention at the end of the show regarding the redrawn map released by the PA State Supreme Court on February 19, 2018. Scroll down for a fun side-by-side slidebar comparison of the new map over the original gerrymandered map from 2011.

If you want to get involved, or keep up with the state of gerrymandering trials, check out these local and national organizations, also mentioned on the show:

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