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Never Voted With Fair Maps: Q and A with Love Caesar

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a historic challenging to partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina, Love Caesar, an NC A&T student, gives her perspective on the state of gerrymandering and voting rights.

Lamone v Benisek: A Frustration with Gerrymandering Led One Man to the Supreme Court

Steve Shapiro was an engineer, a Democrat in Maryland, and a member of Common Cause. His frustration with his own state party and the way they gerrymandered district lines in 2011 led him to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Partisan Redistricting Before Elbridge Gerry: Why the History of Gerrymandering Matters Today

The history of redistricting and representation in the United States points to why the U.S. Supreme Court needs to finally outlaw partisan gerrymandering once and for all.

Gerrymandering Funnies: John Oliver April 9, 2017

As the Supreme Court considers Rucho v. Common Cause, we remember some of our favorite gerrymandering moments, this one from John Oliver's Last Week Tonight on HBO from April 9, 2017.

Everything you never wanted to know, but really need to, about how politicians are stealing your votes

As the Supreme Court considers Rucho v. Common Cause we bring you some of the best videos that explain the issue. This is the long form documentary "How Elections Are Rigged" by Snag Films, 2016.

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