Ever wonder why congressional districts are shaped so oddly? The answer is gerrymandering: drawing districts in part to sway election outcomes. State legislators across the nation are redrawing their electoral boundaries. But who, exactly, does gerrymandering benefit? And does it deserve the bad rap it gets?

*This program originally aired on April 3, 2017.


  • Justin Levitt Professor at Loyola Law School; former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; maintains the website 'All About Redistricting'
  • Michael Munger Professor of Political Science at Duke University
  • Kelly Ward Interim Executive Director of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee; former Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
  • Chris Jankowski Republican strategist; former Executive Director of the REDMAP Project at the Republican State Leadership Committee

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