Silver Spring, MD
Fellowship Project: MONEYballot — Gerrymandering is the topic of the day, but few know how our politics came to be so broken. In 2010, an unorthodox approach to baseball and $30M redefined our electoral map — leading to minority rule and the most blatant voter suppression campaign since Jim Crow. MONEYballot explores how a decade later, data that was weaponized has become a primary tool in reversing gerrymanders. The race is on: those who control that data will control state legislatures, and US policy, for decades to come.