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Ratf**ked : the true story behind the secret plan to steal America's democracy

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

"The explosive account of how Republican legislators and political operatives fundamentally rigged our American democracy through redistricting"--NoveList.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 328.73073455 .D141r 2016 (Text) 37814003107910 NON-FICTION Book None 06/16/2017 Available -
Baker Halfway Branch 328.73073455 .D141r 2016 (Text) 37814003023323 NON-FICTION Book None 09/12/2016 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 328.73 DALE 2016 (Text) 39705000015841 Main Collection Book None 07/05/2016 Available -
Hood River County Library 328.33455 DAL 2016 (Text) 33892100388090 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/05/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1631491628
  • ISBN: 9781631491627
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 257 pages : maps ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The mastermind: "It will take years to recover" -- Pennsylvania: "So this wasn't a personal attack" -- North Carolina: truly space-age software -- Maptitude: "Donald Duck kicking Goofy" -- Michigan: a garbage dump is the cherry on top -- Ohio: "A small carve out down 77 in Canton" -- Democrats: "They just whistled past the graveyard" -- Florida: "Tampa is far from perfect" -- Wisconsin: "They put my district in a woodchipper" -- Iowa: the redistricting unicorn -- Arizona: "You can't get any more partisan than this" -- A theorem to detect ratfucking.
Summary, etc.: Journalist David Dalcy's explosive look at the new frontier of political dirty tricks--a coordinated assault on representative democracy through gerrymandering. Here, Daley documents an unprecedented effort by Republican legislators and political operatives to hack American democracy through an audacious redistricting plan called REDMAP. Following the election of President Barack Obama, a group of men--including Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, and Chris Jankowski--envisioned a daring campaign to flip state legislatures, where the power to redistrict is held, in battleground states in advance of post-census redistricting. Republican politicians nationwide then pressed their advantage by aggressively redrawing state and congressional lines in their favor. While gerrymandering has long been a quirk of our system, during this decade--thanks to state-of-the-art technological advances in map-making and voter tracking as well as a flood of dark money after the Citizens United decision--it has ushered in a thoroughly entrenched and hyperpartisan Republican era. If our politics appear more broken and extreme than ever, REDMAP explains why. Launched with just $30 million, this entirely legal scheme has proven to be one of the most successful, yet damaging, games of political "moneyball" in American history. Deeply troubled by this development, Daley began an investigative odyssey that led him to uncover the stories behind these new districts, hacked and cobbled together by a new breed of wonks, stat geeks, and political hatchet men. Delving into court documents, cutting-edge statistical analysis, and interviews with many of the REDMAP architects themselves, Daley reconstructs this never-before-told story and pulls back the curtain on one of the greatest heists in American political history: our democracy.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Subject: United States Politics and government 21st century
Election districts United States
Proportional representation United States
Apportionment (Election law) Political aspects United States
Apportionment (Election law) Corrupt practices United States
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