In his followup to Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesnt Count, journalist David Daley traces grassroots progressive movements around the United States that have brought about major political changes in spite of gerrymandering efforts by Republicans that have kept states controlled by conservative policies.
Unrigged is...a thoughtful and important follow-up to Daley’s earlier book, Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count ... three-quarters of the way through Unrigged, all seems right with America and our democracy ... Alas, Daley’s story does not end there—and his book starts to feel more like Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities ... Daley is far from optimistic about where America is headed in 2020 ... Yet, Daley closes Unrigged with a pale glimmer of hope[.]
... an inspirational polemic about political involvement from a plethora of people in different areas. This work has a clear bias toward certain political positions, which may be its weakness. Its strength, however, is displayed through the examination of activist work that brings to light the common humanity of society's marginalized populations ... Overall, this account shows the significance of more people getting involved in public service after the 2016 election ... Best suited for civically engaged readers interested in a populist vision for political activism.
... an uplifting survey of grassroots efforts to make American democracy more inclusive ... Daley’s wit...and clear explanations of electoral processes make the book accessible to political neophytes as well as experts. This optimistic appraisal of the political scene will strike a chord with progressives gearing up for the 2020 elections.