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Eric Holder on gerrymandering: “Republicans have to cheat in order to win” elections
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Eric Holder on gerrymandering: “Republicans have to cheat in order to win” elections

Former Attorney General Eric Holder says Americans' voting rights are in serious danger, and that partisan gerrymandering – especially as practiced by Republicans redrawing electoral maps to splinter Democratic bases of support – is part of the reason that our democracy is "in need of serious renovation."Holder (who is currently chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which challenges electoral maps) says he is committed to ending partisan gerrymandering. Appearing on "CBS Mornings" on Monday, Holder said gerrymandering and laws aimed at suppressing voter turnout are attempts to keep "the will of the American people from being expressed in the ballot box."  "CBS Mornings" co-host Tony Dokoupil asked, "Both parties do it, right? So, how do you get them to disarm...