The great American gerrymander
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Gerrymandering shapes our political maps, which in turn shape our policies. While there are concerns about how hyperpartisan voting maps are becoming, there’s one state where grassroots organizers have changed the system. On today’s episode of The Weeds, we pass the mike to one of you and answer your burning questions about redistricting in this polarized era.  References: Where Did the Term “Gerrymander” Come From? | History| Smithsonian Magazine Opinion: Gerrymandering on steroids is the new normal | CNN Redistricting experts weigh in on results of first general election under new maps | Detroit Free Press  Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count, a book by David Daley  Host: Jonquilyn Hill Credits: Sofi LaLonde, producer Cristian Ayala, engineer Libby Nelson, editorial adviser A.M. Hall, editorial director of talk podcasts Want to support The Weeds? Please consider making a donation to Vox: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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