In a representative democracy, voters should be expected to choose their representatives. However, the practice of partisan gerrymandering allows politicians to choose their voters. The practice of gerrymandering determines whether district lines are drawn that either strengthen or dilute the voices of targeted voters. This episode of Democracy Nerd examines efforts to reform partisan gerrymandering. Guests include Katie Fahey, who helped lead a ballot initiative to ban partisan gerrymandering in the state of Michigan. We will also be speaking to Patrick Rodenbush about the National Democratic Redistricting Committee's efforts to pass fair maps in states with gerrymandered maps resulting in continued Republican control despite the actual vote outcome.