Ari Berman

Five myths about gerrymandering

March 11, 2018 2:19 am

By Ari Berman for the Washington Post Gerrymandering — in which politicians manipulate electoral boundaries for partisan advantage — is emerging as a key issue in the midterm elections. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently redrew the state’s GOP-dominated congressional map,…

Wisconsin Democrats Sue to Force Scott Walker to Hold Constitutionally Required Elections

February 26, 2018 11:50 pm

By Ari Berman for MotherJones In January, Democrat Patty Schachtner won a shocking upset, winning a special election for a Wisconsin State Senate seat by 11 points. The district had been in Republican hands since 2000, and was carried by…

Trump’s Controversial Pick to Run the 2020 Census Withdraws

February 12, 2018 11:22 pm

Ari Berman for MotherJones The Trump administration’s controversial pick to run the 2020 census has withdrawn from consideration to be deputy director of the US Census Bureau, according to sources close to the bureau. In November, Politico reported that the…

How the GOP Rigs Elections

February 7, 2018 11:23 pm

By Ari Berman for RollingStone Magazine On a quiet, tree-lined street in Racine, Wisconsin, in a neighborhood known as the Danish Village for its Scandinavian ancestry, sits a two-story white house with a large American flag hanging from the porch…


Inside John Roberts’ Decades-Long Crusade Against the Voting Rights Act

December 11, 2017 3:47 am

AWP revisits some of the history behind the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act with this article by ARI BERMAN from Politico on August 10, 2015 John Glover Roberts, a 25-year-old graduate of Harvard Law School, arrived in Washington in…


Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

November 25, 2017 3:46 am

by Ari Berman for MotherJones You can’t say Andrea Anthony didn’t try. A 37-year-old African American woman with an infectious smile, Anthony had voted in every major election since she was 18. On November 8, 2016, she went to the…