David Fontes
I mean it's almost like if a state were to rig voting laws so that only members of one party could be elected to the U.S. Senate...oh wait, California actually does that
Veronica
This helped out a lot. Thanks John Oliver!
Brock Neilon
Popular vote would make this obsolete... Just saying.
I do not care
Cinco De Mayo? No John you got it wrong trump calls it something different and it is his favorite holiday

CINCO DEPORTED
SirMan McDude
So in other words...
"STOP FUCKING THINGS UP FOR US! WE WANT TO FUCK THINGS UP FOR OURSELVES!!!"
Scott Jewett
So, it seems like maybe the number of reps in the House of Representatives shouldn't be dependent on population. This wouldn't be happening if each state had two representatives, like they do senators.
Dude
That was a very sweet looking grandma.
carl1212
Holy shit, there's the american Karl Pilkington at 5:13
Polly Maganda
People should buy houses in Des Moines just to be able to vote there 😂
Chiaro Di
It's sad when a British man is more American proud sounding than an American
Kristian Brandt
Attempting to don an English accent is not racist. It has fuck all to do with race. Racism is contemplating supremacy of one race over another, and the discrimination which ties into said supremacy. England is a nation, not a race. Now I know John meant this as a joke, but racism is a term which gets thrown around to an absurd degree in the US, and it doesn't seem like the Americans know any better. Hence making a joke like that is somewhat counter productive.
Fizzy
why not 50 raw British people and 50 raw Australian should drawl the line!
Michael Hollier
John is right!!
George Oberlander
Absolutely wonderful. Bless you John Oliver!
Zoey Seely
I am offended that you threw Parrotheads into that mix of oddballs. The stupid drunks at concerts give the rest a bad name.
Geoffrey Lee
There are apolitical people. Two sets of wankers there.
Andrea Christian
Let's hope Wisconsin supreme court sets precedent for this NOT to continue. And settles it soon.
Dingani Tapela
So this is democracy?? America is so hypocritical..
theuglykwan
I love how Americans had a hand at designing Germany's system which is much better. And yet it is near impossible to enact for themselves. The solutions to many problems are there and often are simple. It is the political and popular will that is lacking.
bob rashid
this was posted on my b'day lmao
Uhh Maybe
8001st comment whoosh
AbyssGnasher
so we are gonna be republican forever your saying. Fuck.
KennethEdmond
Best video I’ve found to explain gerrymandering: https://youtu.be/5dVLXD7GZZM
Andrew Smith
It's happening in the UK, too. Can NO-ONE have democracy?!
His Holiness Pope Salty I
I'm a progressive, and I live in Alabama. Thus, I gave up on my vote meaning anything years ago. The "I voted" sticker is literally the only thing I get for my time. But I still vote, because it matters (I'm lying. Of course I don't vote, for the same reason I don't try to air-condition my front yard: It's a waste of f***ing time.).
ナコルル Princess
I always thought american politics weren't too bad since, at least you get to choose the leader... But it turns out american politics are corrupt from top to bottom as well dysfunctional.
Janie McAllister
Yea!! I live in Des Monies
Random Random
You foolish Americans!
Razar Campbell
Good luck, mate. America may have been about that, once upon a time. Unchecked capitalism has turned your nation into the Corruption Capitol or the world. Politicians can't hear their constituents over the stacks of legally bribed cash stuck in their ears. No longer a nation of/ for 'We The People', it has long since become a nation for "We The Wealthy, Being Served By You The Irrelevant People, As Long As You Don't Forget Your Place, Otherwise We'll Strip Your Human Rights And Throw You Into Prison"
AncientV26 Jet_Noob
Boof
Ray Lee
John, you went too far. Don't hate on Bazooka Joe.
Squidfest
OH SHIT HE KNOWS ABOUT THE CUCUMBERS
Lord Inquisitor
A considerable amount of Gerrymandering is done using computer programs using things like voter turnout and census data to create a district map that gives most support to the ones who own it. Perhaps we should instead intrust districting to a program that uses voter turnout and census data to create the districts most representative of overall voting preferences.
Spring-Heeled Jack
Then why do we even divide the states into districts?!
Bettie van Wegen
The grandma is adorable.
Oliver Robinson
Just use Shortest Split Line.
Nicolas Daniluk
Whoop whooop
Christopher G
16:30 "Better is good" - Obama
John Jack
How many non white people were featured at the end? Like half a dozen? And they were mostly men, not even including Oliver. Diversity is hard.
aCrazyStranger
camera starts moving
Me: oh shit, Oh shit, OH SHit, OH SHIT, OH SHIT, OH SHIT.
Karth38
Just when I thought American politics couldn't be more idiotic, here comes this video to drown my expectations.
britipinojeff
Odd that he tells Americans that they have the right to make shitty choices. That's how we got Trump. I know that the shitty system was part of the reason he won, but the people also gave him enough votes.
Raffi Nekko
Just hire people from another country to draw the district lines. I exist, and I don't give a fuck about your parties.
PilsburyBane
South Dakota can't gerrymander because there's only one house representative
Ge RuiYi
Guess what, america is not a democracy, it is a republic. Democracy have been ruled so extreme that it can not be used by our founding father. We are modeled after rome republic. By the way, drawing square or somesort of it is a good idea just take in mind the number of people. Its more homogeneous than to give the weird earphone shaped district. So fuck yeah America.
William Henby
There's really something to be said when the best voice for America is a British guy.
Also, obligatory Harry Potter reference is obligatory.
Delios90
And you tried to export democracy? Seriously America?
Casper Kite
Oliver's and idiot and if he wants more progressive districts tell liberals to move in rural outwards counties. they won't and don't because their hedonistic lifestyle needs corruption to fund it and is why they live in large cities
Davy Vidal
Districts are broken from the start!
atosvitara
There is also videos explaining something called the Efficiency Gap"" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbDTEc4khgM , hope it gets implemented.
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