I’m not granting anything, I’m focusing on more important points. Namely, it’s not “isolated pockets”— the two examples I linked to in the original essay are from Republican-controlled legislatures in North Carolina and Alabama where 15 million people live. Calling entire states “isolated pockets” is wrong. And there are plenty more examples of partisan and racial gerrymanders from GOP legislatures in other states, too.

Please ask yourself: Why is it so important for you to believe that GOP legislatures aren’t interfering with people’s ability to vote?

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.