If there's one thing humans are good at, it's gaming systems. John Oliver goes after the dirty political practice of gerrymandering.
In Pennsylvania, forty-four percent of the voters chose Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives in 2014, but 13 of the 18 districts, more than two-thirds, are represented by Republicans.
In Ohio, about forty percent of the voters chose Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives, but 12 out of 16 seats, three-quarters of them, are represented by Republicans.
Those numbers are way out of proportion to what people should expect. You wouldn't accept Neapolitan ice cream that was seventy-five percent strawberry. How is that okay? What perverts voted for this?
Thomas Hofeller was the mastermind behind REDMAP, the tool used by Republican dirty-tricksters to redraw state electoral maps after the 2010 census in order to deliver state and federal legislative seats to Republicans even when the majority of people voted Democrats.
Ooh, this is awesome. Activists have made a free font called Gerry that is made from the shapes of gerrymandered congressional districts. They encourage you to use it to write your representative. It's here. GERRY. A font created by your congressional districts. Log on to https://t.co/WkuVp7oDpu and use the font to tell congress how happy […]
Political gerrymandering not an issue for the courts, SCOTUS rules 5-4.
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