The Red Map: Gerrymandered State Houses and Unaccountable Legislatures

For the inside scoop on how gerrymandering is driving democracy into the ground in Ohio, be sure to read Jane Mayer’s exquisitely detailed account in the Aug. 15, 2022 New Yorker: “Goodbye, Columbus: How an extreme minority has upended democracy in Ohio.”  Pp. 22-28.

So yeah, we have elections just like other countries around the world have elections, but we’re at a point now in Ohio where at least at the legislative level, the elections are predetermined, the outcomes are generally blowouts. So it’s a process of Democracy that feels democratic, but the outcomes are basically preordained in almost every one of these seats.

David Pepper, author and politician (from the interview with Jane Mayer)