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Ratf**ked : The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy (Hardcover) (David Daley)
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With Barack Obama’s historic election in 2008, pundits proclaimed the Republicans as dead as the Whigs of yesteryear. Yet even as Democrats swooned, a small cadre of Republican operatives, including Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, and Chris Jankowski began plotting their comeback with a simple yet ingenious plan. These men had devised a way to take a tradition of dirty tricks—known to political insiders as “ratf**king”—to a whole new, unprecedented level. Flooding state races with a gold rush of dark money made possible by Citizens United, the Republicans reshaped state legislatures, where the power to redistrict is held. Reconstructing this never- told-before story, David Daley examines the far-reaching effects of this so-called REDMAP program, which has radically altered America’s electoral map and created a firewall in the House, insulating the party and its wealthy donors from popular democracy. Ratf**ked pulls back the curtain on one of the greatest heists in American political history.
Number of Pages: 257
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Process / Elections, Political Process / Political Parties
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: David Daley
Street Date: June 14, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-0194
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