‘A cancer on democracy’: the battle to end gerrymandering in America

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New York: US politics in the age of Donald Trump may seem wild, but David Daley still remembers how feral and dysfunctional things were five years ago.

  • Matthew Knott
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Barack Obama was just beginning his second term as president and the anti-government fervour of the Tea Party was roiling the Republican Party.

Among the 2013 lowlights: a two-week federal government shutdown because of Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act (better known as “Obamacare”).

And Congress failed to pass gun control legislation after a man walked into a Connecticut primary school and shot dead 20 children aged between six and…

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