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Partisan gerrymandering can reduce access to credit, study finds

Sep 20, 2022
Lawmakers from politically drawn districts feel less pressure to cater to voters and exert less pressure on lenders, a researcher says.
Rawley Heimer, a professor of finance at Arizona State, says lawmakers from politically drawn  districts tend to be less sensitive to voters' needs and put less pressure on lenders.
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What are the real-life effects of political gerrymandering?

Sep 15, 2022
Author David Daley argues that gerrymandering contributed to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis and facilitated post-Roe abortion bans.
David Daley, author of "Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy," says gerrymandering has allowed some politicians to safely ignore the will of voters.
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Gerrymandering gone wild: What's the fix?

Sep 8, 2022
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Katie Fahey, founder of Voters Not Politicians, ran a successful campaign to end gerrymandering in Michigan.
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