Across the country this year, partisan redrawing of districts was so effective that many incumbents ran virtually unopposed. Why? New computer programs can all but guarantee victory for parties drawing the map.American RadioWorks and BBC Current Affairs looks at the effects of gerrymandering in the U.S., focusing on recent efforts by Texas Republicans to redraw the district maps and deliver a critical advantage for President George W. Bush in his second term.
For BBC Current Affairs:
Correspondent: James Silver
Producer: Sue Ellis
Editor: Maria Balinska
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