Episode 846: Ungerrymandering Florida
Note: This is the second episode in a series on elections and how they can be gamed. The first episode is #845: REDMAP. (You can listen in any order!)
Florida should be a swing state. But for the past 25 years, most of its representatives have been Republicans. That's because Republicans drew electoral maps that favored their own candidates. They gerrymandered.
#846: Ungerrymandering Florida
Then, in 2010, Florida tried to fix this. Citizens passed ballot initiatives that outlawed partisan gerrymandering.
Today on the show: How politicians tried to sneak gerrymandering back into Florida--in disguise.
Music: "Feel It Rising Hands Up" and "Bringing Tomorrow."
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Correction June 14, 2018
In a previous version of this podcast, we misidentified the Republican consultant who testified. It was Rich Heffley, not Frank Terrafirma.