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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
This helped out a lot. Thanks John Oliver!
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
So in other words...
"STOP FUCKING THINGS UP FOR US! WE WANT TO FUCK THINGS UP FOR OURSELVES!!!"
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.
That was a very sweet looking grandma.
Holy shit, there's the american Karl Pilkington at 5:13
People should buy houses in Des Moines just to be able to vote there 😂
It's sad when a British man is more American proud sounding than an American
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.
why not 50 raw British people and 50 raw Australian should drawl the line!
John is right!!
Absolutely wonderful. Bless you John Oliver!
I am offended that you threw Parrotheads into that mix of oddballs. The stupid drunks at concerts give the rest a bad name.
There are apolitical people. Two sets of wankers there.
Let's hope Wisconsin supreme court sets precedent for this NOT to continue. And settles it soon.
So this is democracy?? America is so hypocritical..
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.
this was posted on my b'day lmao
8001st comment whoosh
so we are gonna be republican forever your saying. Fuck.
Best video I’ve found to explain gerrymandering: https://youtu.be/5dVLXD7GZZM
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.).
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.
Yea!! I live in Des Monies
You foolish Americans!
Good luck, mate. America
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"
John, you went too far. Don't hate on Bazooka Joe.
OH SHIT HE KNOWS ABOUT THE CUCUMBERS
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.
Then why do we even divide the states into districts?!
Bettie van Wegen
The grandma is adorable.
Just use Shortest Split Line.
16:30 "Better is good" - Obama
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.
camera starts moving
Me: oh shit, Oh shit, OH SHit, OH SHIT, OH SHIT, OH SHIT.
Just when I thought American politics couldn't be more idiotic, here comes this video to drown my expectations.
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.
Just hire people from another country to draw the district lines. I exist, and I don't give a fuck about your parties.
South Dakota can't gerrymander because there's only one house representative
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.
There's really something to be said when the best voice for America is a British guy.
Also, obligatory Harry Potter reference is obligatory.
And you tried to export democracy? Seriously America?
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
Districts are broken from the start!
There is also videos explaining something called the Efficiency Gap"" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbDTEc4khgM , hope it gets implemented.