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In Light Of SCOTUS Decision, Would 2020 Dems End Filibuster To Stop Gerrymandering?

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) participate in the vice presidential debate at Centre College October 11, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky.  This is the second of four debates during the presidential election season and the only debate between the vice presidential candidates before the closely-contested election November 6.
DANVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 11: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the vice presidential debate at Centre College October 11, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky. This is the second of four debates during the presidenti... DANVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 11: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the vice presidential debate at Centre College October 11, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky. This is the second of four debates during the presidential election season and the only debate between the vice presidential candidates before the closely-contested election November 6. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 27, 2019 8:44 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if today’s Supreme Court decision on partisan gerrymandering came up in tonight’s 2020 Democratic debate. But I am skeptical that moderators will ask the candidates the kinds of questions that will get at the heart of the challenge Democrats face in expanding voting rights and dealing with gerrymandering at the federal level.

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