August 13, 2021
THE GUARDIAN: America is full of ‘democracy deserts’. Wisconsin rivals Congo on some metrics

Gerrymandering allows legislators to ignore what voters really want. And experts fear it’s about to get a lot worse


PUBLISHED Fri 13 Aug 2021 06.22 EDT in The Guardian

The United States is becoming a land filled with “democracy deserts”, where gerrymandering and voting restrictions are making voters powerless to make change. And this round of redistricting could make things even worse.

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Cover Photo: ‘If you think that legislators will always be accountable to the people, or that autocracy can’t happen here, you aren’t paying attention. It already is.’ Photograph: Morry Gash/AP