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Has Gerrymandering Destroyed The Political Center? An Intelligence Squared Debate

Nov 30, 2016

It is alleged that the practice of gerrymandering — dividing election districts into units to favor a particular group — subverts democracy by making congressional districts “safe” for one party or the other. As a result, only those voting in primaries are in effect choosing our representatives. Are primary voters more extreme in their views, and therefore pulling Democrats to the left and Republicans to the right? Or is the impact of gerrymandering overblown? The debaters are Caroline Fredrickson, David Daley, and Chris Jankowski.

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