Activist: Focusing on state-level politics can help Democrats beat GOP gerrymandering

TheHill | 11/12/2018 | Matthew Sheffield
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Progressive activists focused on opposition to President Trump are turning their attention to another target: state-level politics.

"States play a major role in national elections," Catherine Vaughan, the co-founder and CEO of Flippable, a political action committee that focuses exclusively on state governments, said during an interview broadcast on Monday's "Rising."

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Vaughan noted that it is state legislatures that draw the district lines that set congressional seats, and that have protected a number of GOP lawmakers.

"The state policies on who gets to vote, how votes are counted, how district lines are drawn — which makes Congress so much more gerrymandered, and so much harder for Democrats to flip than it was before," she said.

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