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Politicians Expanding their Power – an Interview with David Daley – Episode 440

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by David Daley. David is a national best-selling author and expert on the issue of partisan gerrymandering. He brings a different point of view on a topic that is often overlooked in the 24-hour news cycle.

They kick off by discussing how politicians use gerrymandering in their favor and how it can punish an individual for their political affiliation. David explains specific examples of politicians using gerrymandering to gain control of seats and how big tech factors into this issue.

They continue their conversation with the recent SCOTUS decisions on congressional districting. David explains the case and why they have reached our nation’s highest court.

Chuck and Mark finish up today’s show by asking David about the electoral college and the recent movement to move our nation to a popular vote. David argues for the popular vote and how the electoral college doesn’t allow some to have their vote heard.

More about David Daley:

David Daley is the author of the national best seller Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count. His journalism has appeared in the New Yorker, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and many other publications. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Connect with David Daley:

Twitter: @davedaley3

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