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We’re Winning the Fight Against Gerrymandering

Zachary Roth Brennan Center for Justice
No thanks to the Supreme Court — but grassroots reform efforts, pro-voter court rulings, and new political dynamics in key states mean the next round of redistricting is shaping up to be a lot fairer than the last one.

The Case Against the Electoral College

Adam Eichen The New Republic
As has been true for over 200 years, the next president will be chosen by an eighteenth-century anachronism. American voters deserve better.

Against Polling

Nathan Akehurst, Rosie Collington Jacobin
The polling industry claims to offer live snapshots of what the public thinks. Yet the obsession with polls is reducing politics to market research.
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