Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $

GOP Boasts About Gerrymandering to Gain U.S. House Seats

The Republican State Leadership Committee has released a shockingly honest report boasting about how it retained the party’s majority in the U.S. House of Representatives by gerrymandering congressional districts in traditionally Democratic states. The report concedes Democratic candidates for the U.S. House received 1.1 million more votes than Republicans in the last election cycle. But the Republicans still won a 33-seat majority in the House. "How?" the report asks. "One needs to look no farther than four states that voted Democratic on a statewide level in 2012, yet elected a strong Republican delegation to represent them in Congress: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin." It goes on to detail how Republicans spent millions of dollars in those states, fueling state-level victories that allowed Republicans to spearhead redistricting for the 2012 election to their party’s advantage. The group says it raised $30 million for the initiative.

See all headlines for this show

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.