David Daley offers a blueprint for a newly invigorated, thriving democracy in Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy
Monday, April 20th, 7pm
Following Ratf**ked, his “extraordinary timely and undeniably important” (New York Times Book Review) exposé of how a small cadre of Republican operatives rigged American elections, David Daley emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on gerrymandering. In Unrigged, he charts a vibrant political movement that is rising in the wake of his and other reporters’ revelations. With his trademark journalistic rigor and narrative flair, Daley reports on Pennsylvania’s dramatic defeat of a gerrymander using the research of ingenious mathematicians and the Michigan millennial who launched a statewide redistricting revolution with a Facebook post. He tells the stories of activist groups that paved the way for 2018’s historic blue wave and won crucial battles for voting rights in Florida, Maine, Utah, and nationwide. In an age of polarization, Unrigged offers a vivid portrait of a nation transformed by a new civic awakening, and provides a blueprint for what must be done to keep American democracy afloat.
David Daley is the author of the national best-seller "Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count," which first revealed the depths and extent of the Republican gerrymandering efforts this decade. His new book is "Unrigged: How Americans Are Fighting Back to Save Democracy." His journalism has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and Slate. He has been a guest on "Fresh Air," CNN, MSNBC and Comedy Central. He is the former editor in chief of Salon, and earned his graduate degree in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.