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Voting is the foundation of American Demoicracy, but it is under attack. Repbulicans and Demoicrats have always sought to use gerrymandering and election rules to their advatange. But in the past few years has seen an unprecedented manipulation of Congressional Districts and election rules to create permanent seats in the house and rig national elections, regardless of what the voters want.
Ian Millhiser of American Progress joins us Segment 1 on the Constitutionality of election and district riggning, and Vice Chair of the US Commission on Civil Righats Abigail Thernstrom joins us in section 2 on voting rights and gerrysmandering.
A new concept in the opinion-driven world of talk radio, Fairness Radio is a daily one-hour on-line and on-air radio show featuring liberal Patrick O'Heffernan interviewing national guests from across the political spectrum. Patrick talks with everyone from conservative Senator Jim DeMint to former Democratic Party Chairman Governor Howard Dean to explore news, politics and culture from all sides in a civil conversation that focuses on idea, not gotcha’s. With an international team experts from all sides of the political spectrum Fairness Radio covers the events of the world like no one else.
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